Posted by Barrie on Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Carlos Tevez Haunts Manchester United

Former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez haunted his former club as he helped rivals Manchester City to a 2-1 victory in their semi final first leg of the Carling Cup this evening.

Manchester United looked on top when Ryan Giggs tapped in a rebound, with Manchester City's midfield sitting deep and giving little support to Craig Bellamy and Carlos Tevez up front. Tevez had a good chance to equaliser but a mistimed diving header saw him head the ball down into the ground.

Craig Bellamy won a controversial penalty when Rafael appeared to tug him outside the area. The turning point in the game as Carlos Tevez stepped up and belted in the equaliser. Expect Sir Alex Ferguson to criticise referee Mike Dean.

The referee made a great spot for the slightest of deflections off Rafael to setup the corner from which Tevez scored the winner. Edwin van der Sar could only palm the ball to the edge of the area and when it was knocked back in, both centre backs Wes Brown and Jonny Evans ran to the ball, leaving Nigel De Jong to chip it into an unmarked Tevez to head home his second.

The whole Carlos Tevez story continues to grow. From saying United didn't try hard enough to sign him permanently, to the Welcome to Manchester billboard erected with his picture on. Continued with his inspired form that Manchester United are missing and now a brace that gives City the advantage when they go to Old Trafford for the second leg a week tomorrow.

Blackburn Rovers travel to Aston Villa tomorrow with a 1 goal deficit to make up at Villa Park in the other semi final. The Carling Cup final is scheduled for the 28th of February at Wembley Stadium.

How much do you think Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United fans are regretting their weak attempt to sign the Argentine international in the summer?

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