Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Fergie downplays Manchester United's bid for five
by Paul Kennedy, March 2nd, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[ENGLAND] Third-string goalie Ben Foster was the hero as Manchester United beat defending champion Tottenham Hotspur, 4-1, on penalties Sunday to win the English League Cup, its second trophy of the season.

After the match ended 0-0, Foster dived to his left to save Jamie O'Hara's penalty and David Bentley missed wide for Spurs.

With Liverpool's 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough, United is seven points ahead of the Reds and Chelsea with a game in hand. United is also still alive in the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, but Manager Alex Ferguson played down the talk of five titles.

"We will keep our feet on the ground," Ferguson told reporters. "That's just a media thing. We could go to Fulham next week [FA Cup quarterfinals] and a deflected shot goes in off someone's backside and we will be out of the FA Cup."

Ferguson singled out Foster for praise.

"Without Ben Foster, we would have lost today," Ferguson said. "He will be England's keeper for many seasons if he has a bit more luck with injuries."

In other action, Aston Villa missed a chance to go points clear of Arsenal in the race for a Champions League fourth slot when it blew a 2-0 lead over Stoke City in the final three minutes. Ryan Shawcross scored in the 87th minute, and Glenn Whelan earned Stoke a point in stoppage time.

Arsenal were booed off the field its 0-0 league draw at home against Fulham -- its fourth successive 0-0 tie.

Man U won the FIFA Club World Cup in December.

 

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Mike Piazza    
"I remember, as a player, complaining if we had a small plane, 'We couldn't get a ...
What They're Saying: Danny Cowley    
"It's life-changing for us. It's game-changing for the profile of our club. Football at our level ...
MLS Camp Chatter: Villa sees red on review    
In the last weekend before the first MLS teams play official competition -- three will play ...
MLS Moves: Glad and Allen ink fresh deals with RSL    
Two highly regarded Homegrown products have been rewarded with new contracts. Real Salt Lake has announced ...
MLS: Marsch gives loanee Murillo good marks on first day    
Panamanian right back Michael Amir Murillo, acquired by the Red Bulls on loan over the weekend ...
Video Pick: Cristiano Ronaldo's amazing nutmeg     
Cristian Ronaldo beat defender Espanyol David Lopez by turning an elastico move -- feinting swiftly to ...
Results: Concacaf U-20 World Cup Qualifying    
Host Costa Rica fell, 1-0, to El Salvador in Group C while defending champ Mexico beat ...
What They're Saying: Dwight Yorke    
"I couldn't quite believe what was happening. I have lost count of the number of times ...
U.S. Abroad: Brooks' Hertha holds Bayern    
John Brooks' Hertha Berlin was seconds away from beating Bayern Munich when Robert Lewandowski scored to ...
USA loses U-20 qualifying opener to 10-man Panama    
The USA's qualifying campaign for the 2017 U-20 World Cup started poorly when it fell, 1-0, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives