United went for a stroll this morning in Upton Park, East London. Like the mighty hand of Thor, United handled the Hammers with relative ease. And as much as it makes me nauseous to say, a special thank you goes out to Carlos Tevez and Manchester City for their victory over Chelsea. The gap now sit precariously at two points.
If United seemed ripe for the picking it was today. Prior to kick off, Vidic was sidelined with an illness forcing Ferguson to piece together a starting defensive line. Around the twenty-eight minute mark, Gary Neville pulled up with what appeared to be another groin injury. After his substitution, this left United with a back line of Evra, Brown, Carrick, and Fletcher for the remaining hour of the match. For those of you unfamiliar with United players, Fletcher and Carrick are both starting center midfielders, not defenders. Everything seemed to be playing itself into the hands of West Ham, and in turn, into the hands of Chelsea.
However, a typical Scholes strike just before the half made the rest of the match a stroll. The second half included another wonder strike by Gibson, followed by two clinical finishes by Valencia and Rooney that saw United cruise to victory.
Chelsea, time to Mind the Gap.