Junior and the elder Fierce Creature watched last nights final – and quite entertaining it was. Going in, the Fierce Creature was a tentative Chelsea fan (“dad, who is the best footballer? Wayne Rooney, Michael Ballack, Ronaldo?”) but was prepared to cast them overboard if Man U looked to become the champions. He was allowed to stay up and watch until the end of the first extra time, but then had to wait until morning to find out how it all turned out.
My view is that Chelsea more or less dominated the game following Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal at 26minutes and capped it with Lampards goal at 45minutes. I thought Joe Cole was quite effective throughout, but Hargreaves, Rooney and Carrick didn’t seem to be very energetic. However, given the number of chances in which Chelsea failed to capitalise ( you can only hit the post and out so many times) kudos to Man U for their win. There’s always next year.
Manchester United 1, Chelsea FC 1. Manchester United 6-5 on penalty kicks.