Looking at December and January
10 matches were played, combined, on the last month of 2012 and the first month of 2013. Of the 10 matches, we played 5 matches away and 5 at home in total for the 2 months.
Looking at the table, we were sitting pretty at the top. The matches for december were very interesting with the first Manchester Derby. We played Reading, Manchester City, Sunderland, Swansea, Newcastle, WBA, Wigan, Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton in that order for the whole of two months.
Reading 3-4 Manchester United
A solid thriller with all the goals coming in the first half. Reading started the proceedings with the first goal in the 8th minute by Kanu. Anderson, the guy we love to hate, scored the equalizer in the 13th minute before Rooney put us ahead in the 16th minute. It was made 2-2 promptly by Le Fondre in the 19th minute before Morrison made it 3-2 with his goal in the 23rd minute. The goal scoring was put to rest by van Persie when he scored the winning goal in the 34th minute.
Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United
You don’t need the text to relive this. Have fun with the video!! I watched it couple of times with a smug smile of satisfaction.
Manchester United 3-1 Sunderland
The lack of clean sheets continued with 3 goals. Robin van Persie, Cleverley and Rooney were the scorers while the sole Sunderland goal was scored by Campbell.
Swansea City 1-1 Manchester United
A draw in a pretty long time. Again, we distinctly lacked the clean sheets with a rare goal from Evra in the 16th minute which was equalised by Michu in the 29th minute. The match ended in a boring draw.
Manchester United 4-3 Newcastle United
Another last-gasp victory for us with Hernandez bailing us to victory with a solid 90th minute goal. The match is series of equalizing goals with us not going into the lead until the 4th goal by which time we won. The goals were scored by Evans (a rare one), Evra, Robin van Persie and Hernandez.
Manchester United 2-0 West Brom
The first clean sheet in a long time for De Gea. The goals came thanks to an own goal from Mcauley in the 9th minute and a Robin van Persie strike in the 90th minute. The last match of 2012 saw us staying at the top spot for the end of 2012 looking ever so likely to be the champions after loaning the cup to the noisy neighbours for keeping it shiny.
Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool
A rival match which has lost steam after Liverpool degenerating into a mid-table club. Saw us getting the first two goals with Robin van Persie in the 19th minute and a great goal from Vidic in the 55th minute. Sturridge scored their only goal in the 57th minute.
Hint: Watch the video on mute.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester United
Another draw in 5 games saw Dempsey equalising an early goal by van Persie in the 25th minute at the end of normal time. Losing the clean sheet was a little disappointing but it sure as hell beat losing to them.
Manchester United 2-1 Southampton
The final match of January saw us playing Southampton. Rooney was on target with goals in the 8th and 26th minute to cancel and put us in front after Southampton went 0-1 up in the first 2 minutes with a blunder of a goal Rodriguez. It was an important match as it saw us playing without wingers with Kagawa and Rooney in the starting eleven.