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EFL Cup Winners 2017

I was at Wembley for the EFL Cup Final which we won brilliantly at the end. You can’t beat winning a game with a goal towards the end, but winning a cup final that way is even better. We should know of course, we have done both on many occasions over the years. No we didn’t play that well but who cares, we won. I think by the time we were 2-0 from goals from Zlatan and Lingard a lot of us were wondering how we were. Southampton started well and they continued that for the whole game and were unlucky to lose. That’s cup football though and we lost the 2005 FA Cup Final against Arsenal in the manner, so when you win you don’t dwell on the game.

The one think I will say, and it’s not a complaint because I’m happy we’re still competing on all four fronts. The fact that Southampton had not played for two weeks whilst we’d had three games in that time including travelling to France and back.

Onto this month then and we have a quiet month then with just the five games for us with an International break coming up. Not that the majority of our players will be getting a break considering most of them will be going away with their countries.

19 Mar Premier League Middlesbrough A 12:00
RESULT = 3-1 WIN (Fellaini, Lingard, Valencia) – (Gestede)

Fellaini with the first of our three vs Boro

The Stretford Enders pre-match match predictions:
Myself 3-1 United – well done
Stuart 1-0 United
Oliver 2-1 United
Barry 2-1 United
Claire 1-0 United
Kevin 3-0 United

16 Mar Europa League Round of 16 FC Rostov H 20:05
RESULT = 1-0 WIN (Mata)

The Stretford Enders pre-match match predictions:
Myself 2-0 United
Stuart 1-0 United – well done
Oliver 3-0 United
Barry 2-0 United
Claire 1-0 United – well done
Kevin 3-0 United

Herrera’s unlucky with a second yellow card, but it was a daft challenge

13 Mar FA Cup Quarter Finals Chelsea A 19:45
RESULT = 1-0 LOSS (Kante)

The Stretford Enders pre-match match predictions:
Myself 1-1 draw after 90 mins
Stuart 1-0 United
Oliver 1-0 Chelsea – well done
Barry 1-2 United
Claire 1-1 United after 90 mins
Kevin 1-2 United

9 Mar Europa League Round of 16 FC Rostov A 18:00
RESULT = 1-1 DRAW (Miki Ryan) – (Bukharov)

The Stretford Enders pre-match match predictions:
Myself 1-1 draw – well done
Stuart 0-1 United
Oliver 0-2 United
Barry 1-2 United
Claire 1-1 draw – well done
Kevin 0-2 United

Tyrone Mings head stamp on Zlatan

04 Mar Premier League Bournemouth H 12:30
RESULT = 1-1 DRAW (Rojo) – (King, pen)

The Stretford Enders pre-match match predictions:
Myself 2-1 United
Stuart 2-0 United
Oliver 3-0 United
Barry 3-1 United
Claire 2-0 United
Kevin 1-0 United

We try to do all our predictions the day before the match via text or watsapp so we have something in writing. Changes can be made once team news is announced just before the game, but it still has to be submitted via text or watsapp, even if we’re stood next to each other on the concourse having a beer. We’ve all agreed that saying it whilst stood there doesn’t count. No money involved but the winner may get a beer off everyone at the end of the season.

 

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