…beating Everton 4- 1 to get there.
David Moyes open letter to the fans has done the trick.
Manchester United are winning again and are not going to look back after this.
Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck kept up the slim grim hope that Man Utd may yet finish in the top four.
Pepe Mel on the other hand is a bit worse off than Moyes.He has yet to see West Brom win after six matches in charge and they are still dangerously close to the drop zone.
Luis Suarez will be wearing a pair of brand new Adidas Samba Primeknit boots when Liverpool play Manchester United next.
The upper part of the new Adidas footwear is knitted together rather than being made out of leather.
This is supposedly going to make it a lethal weapon on the feet of anyone who can afford the two hundred and fifty dollars a new pair costs.
Luis can – so we will have to sit back and see him destroy Manchester United single leggedly. ( Not that they aren’t pretty much destroyed already – Manchester United that is – not Suarez’s legs)
Lassi Hurskainen shows how a Fiat can be used to good effect if you don’t have anyone else to play football with.
Petr Cech became Czech Republic’s Footballer of the Year for the seventh time .
The award comes a day after he made an uncharacteristic error in the 88th minute of the friendly between Czech Republic and Norway.
Norway drew the game 2 -2 as a result.
Video evidence of said uncharacteristic error – towards the end.
…and another look at the same
Portent of things to come.? David Silva set up Pedro to score the only goal of the game.
The Australian team might have thought that victory was inevitable when they were leading Ecuador 3 – 0 at halftime.
They ended up losing 4 – 3.
Japan sent New Zealand packing – beating them 4 – 2 - all four goals coming in 20 minutes of the first half.
Neymar scored a hat trick as Brazil beat South Africa 5 – 0
He has scored 49 international goals for Portugal – which becomes the new highest number of goals scored by a single player.The previous highest was 47 goals by Pauleta.
The record breaking goals came in a friendly against Cameroon,whose defence it must be said in their defence ,was not really of the highest quality.
For most of the game they showed a marked tendency to let the marauding Portuguese forward line run rings around them.The final score was 5 – 1
Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Paolo Maldini, Fernando Hierro, Fabio Cannavaro, Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira, Gennaro Gattuso, Pavel Nedved, Christian Vieri and Giovane Elber.
The proceeds from the match were being given to the Typhoon Haiyan relief fund – Phillipines
Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Paolo Maldini were some of the over 30 legendary football players who took part in a charity match against Young Boys Bern.
The over the hill legends won the game 8 – 6
Here’s a glimpse of Ronaldo showing off skills that once made him a goal scoring machine.
and goals of the game…
It turns out that John Terry wasn’t the only football player at the Oscars.
Several others have gotten themselves into that selfie..
Compelling evidence that John Terry was among those present in the Twitter record breaking selfie taken by Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres.
Why he had to take that cup along is a bit of a mystery…!
Arjen Robben scored a hat-trick against Schalke on Saturday .
Bayern Munich now have a 20 point lead on the top – which incidentally is a league record after 23 games.
Robben Hat Trick video.