October was a great month. Two important wins against Newcastle and Chelsea and also a win against Stoke at home saw as sitting pretty at the 2nd place. November gave us the opportunity to go top of the table and hold our position with 5 matches.
The month saw us play 5 matches with 3 at home and 2 away. Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers and West Ham were the home matches while the away matches were played against Aston Villa and Norwich City.
Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal
The first match of November was against Arsenal at Old Trafford. It was a meeting clouded by the return of a certain Dutch man to the Emirates Stadium. It was a great match with goals from Van Persie in the 3rd minute and from Evra in the 67th minute. It was all going well until the 90th minute when Cazorla scored his goal and pulled it back to 2-1.
Things to remember were the missed penalty from Rooney and the fact that Cazorla’s strike denied us our 3rd clean sheet of the season.
Aston Villa 2-3 Manchester United
The first away match of the month was against Aston Villa. The starting eleven saw Carrick and Scholes in the midfield with Rooney and Persie up top. The home team went 2-0 at the end of the first hour with 2 goals from Weimann in the 45th and 50th minute. Hernandez was introduced after the half and scored two goals in the 58th and the 87th minute the first took us 2-1 and the second made it 3-2. The equaliser came from an own goal from Vlaar in the 63rd minute.
Norwich City 1-0 Manchester United
One of the worst matches of the season saw us sink from our 1st spot in the previous 2 games down to 2nd. The only goal of the game came from Pilkington in the 60th minute as we continued our search for the 3rd clean sheet of the season. The match also saw Rooney, Evans and De Gea miss it due to injury. Lindegaard deputised as the goalkeeper.
Manchester United 3-1 Queens Park Rangers
The match again propelled is to the first place. The first goal was scored by Queens Park Rangers in the 52nd minute by Mackie. What followed was typical United with United scoring three goals starting with Evans in the 64th minute followed by goals from Fletcher in the 68th minute and Hernandez in the 71st minute. A great comeback from United and seeing Fletcher come back after a long time to score a goal was excellent to see.
Manchester United 1-0 West Ham United
A boring match in essence with a 1st minute goal from Robin van Persie settling the score for the 90 minutes. The match settled into drabness for the next 89 minutes with no goals from both teams.
December saw us playing 6 games in total with 3 home and 3 away games. The home matches were against Sunderland, Newcastle and West Brom while the away matches were against Reading, Manchester City and Swansea.