Manchester United extended their lead in the Premier League to five points over their City rivals last night. With seven games to play our fate is in our own hands. Pre match I was worried as usual. Blackburn has not been a happy hunting ground over the years and they are fighting for survival and hit a run of good form. As I have resisted subscribing to Sky I was listening to the match of BBC’s FiveLive whilst attempting some work. United had most of the possession but it was Blackburn who created the best chances. It was only thanks to David De Gea that we went in at half time on level terms. I don’t mind admitting that I had the nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach. I wasn’t able to concentrate on work and left the office and listened to the second half sat in the dark.
Once again, we left it late. The impressive Antonio Valencia made the breakthrough. Shortly afterwards, Ashley Young smashed in a second. It was only then that the tension subsided. The last few minutes seemed to last for ages.
This was a great result for United and piles the pressure on City. We play before them, at home to QPR over Easter. If we win, we’ll be eight points clear when they kick off away to Arsenal. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the League wrapped up before we visit City on April 30th? I’m not counting my chickens. There are still seven games to go and there are bound to be a few twists and turns. But there’s no disputing the fact. We have put ourselves in a great position to win our 20th League Title.