Tevez comes to the aid of Man. United
[ENGLAND] Carlos Tevez's performance in Manchester City's 2-1 win over Chelsea gave Manchester United fans an opportunity to cheer and despair on Saturday. Tevez's winning goal sent English Premier League leader Chelsea to defeat and reduced its edge over United to two points. But he showed why Alex Ferguson and United management may rue their decision not to buy out Tevez's contract.
The Argentine Tevez put City ahead with his second goal on a free kick in as many games and sixth goal of the season.
Tevez, who played on loan to United for two seasons, joined City when United refused to pay a consortium that owned his contract $40 million. City celebrated its coup of acquiring Tevez during the summer by erecting a billboard with the words "Welcome to Manchester."
United fans booed Tevez when he returned to Old Trafford early in the season.
"I was disappointed to be treated that way by the fans," he said. "When I was there I was a hard-working and loyal player who gave my all. But the first thing I must say is that I have a great deal of respect for the United fans and I won't celebrate if I score against them."
He didn't score in City's 4-3 loss but will be back at Old Trafford when United hosts City in the semifinals of the Carling Cup.
"Obviously I'd be delighted to beat United and reach the final," said Tevez, "but I still have some respect for the club and what they did for me, so I wouldn't want to rub their noses in it."
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Familiar Western foes face off once again Oct. 31, 12:37 a.m. |
[MLS PLAYOFF PREVIEW] Only once in the past five seasons has there been an MLS Cup ... Wright-Phillips strikes twice to knock out defending champ Oct. 31, 12:31 a.m.
[MLS PLAYOFFS] Both of the league's two scorers came through in their head-to-head playoff meeting Thursday ... Savarese: Raul is still hungry to achieve things Oct. 31, 12:03 a.m.
[NASL] The New York Cosmos have signed Spanish superstar Raul. He signed a multi-year contract as ... Complete MLS playoff schedule Oct. 31, midnight
[DATEBOOK] The New York Red Bulls move into the semifinals of the Eastern Conference playoffs with ... MLS and EPL matches draw top NBC audiences Oct. 30, 11:32 p.m.
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] NBC set Premier League and MLS audience records for its coverage of ... Concacaf Under-20 Championship draw Oct. 30, 11:07 p.m.
[JAMAICA 2015] The U.S. men will kick off the 2015 Concacaf Under-20 Championship in Jamaica against ... What They're Saying: Harry Redknapp Oct. 30, 10:22 p.m.
"I've never read it. I don't know where you get it from. Every day someone has ... A super solo effort from the West Bank Oct. 30, 9:27 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] We found one of the week's most spectacular goals in Palestine, where Merkaz ... Messi, Neymar & Mascherano shine at soccer hoops Oct. 30, 8:52 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Barcelona incorporated a basketball hoop into its training session and the trio of ... LAFC investors jump on rocket ship Oct. 30, 8:37 p.m.
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] MLS introduced the owners of the new club that is scheduled to begin play ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives