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Sparkling Obinna Nsofor masterminds Manchester United 'Hammering'

Posted: 1 December 2010 Time: 07:31

Obinna Nsofor provided the fulcrum that propelled West Ham to a 4-0 hammering of holders Manchester United in the Carling Cup quarterfinal on Tuesday night. 

The victory sends the Hammers to their first Cup semi-final in 20 years.

Nsofor, who notched up his first goal in English football only last weekend, set up all four goals to snap United's 29-match unbeaten streak in all competitions.

Playing under snowy conditions, Obinna had the ball inside the Man United net but the effort was correctly chalked off as it deflected in off Jonathan Spector, who was clearly offside.

But both players were to combine to rectify the error with their next attack.

Obinna, receiving a Carlton Cole pass, dinked a clever cross to Spector, allowing the former United man to steal in front of Darren Fletcher, and head beyond Tomasz Kuszcak.

Incredibly, a second was to follow with United looking uncharacteristically disjointed. Again, it was Spector, who has never scored before in his 97 appearances in English football. And again, it was Obinna with the assist.

Nsofor continued to be a threat, and he was on the end of a quick free-kick by Luis Boa Morte and, with Rafael struggling in the conditions, dropped a cross in the box which Cole headed past the napping Jonny Evans.

With his confidence sky high, the Nigerian turned Rafael this way and that before sending in a low cross. Cole again was on hand to twist his way past Evans and stroke his shot beyond Kuszczak.   With a Premier League victory under their belt over the weekend, West Ham, it would seem, have turned the corner. 

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:39 am
obinna the lord is with you.Carry Go.obinna the lord is with you.Carry Go.
posted: 08:41 am
Nsofor, una welldonu o. Hope SiaOne is saw dat
posted: 10:32 am
& Benni Mccarthy ddn't get any game time, even when his team is leading 4-0, i think its about time u come back to the cape flats & sell Tik my broer...
posted: 11:53 am
I hope the coming of SiaOne will reenact the telepathy combination that we all saw between Nsofor and Osaze during Beijing Olympics. Let's get one of the goal-getters in Europe now and the Eagles may be on the way up.
posted: 01:49 pm
Correction his goal against Wigan was his third goal in English football as he scored in previous rounds of the Carling Cup against Stoke and Sunderland but it was his first in the Premier League.
posted: 03:39 pm
I hope they will do thesame in SUPER EAGLE.
posted: 03:44 pm
SIASIA take not OBINNA,AMED MUSA,BROWN IDEYE AND ODEMWINGIE will have automatic shit in SUPEREAGLE as a great strikers for the moment.I always watch there matches expecially


posted: 06:33 pm
@Sarah, please explain.
posted: 07:02 pm
There are three NIGERIAN players in VVV-VENLO Netherlands..

1)Michael Okechukwu Uchebo
Michael Okechukwu Uchebo (born 2 February 1990) is a Nigerian footballer player. He plays for VVV-Venlo of the Dutch Eredivisie. He is a graduate of the Enugu Rangers Youth System and a Nigerian Under-20 international. His primary position is a striker.

2)Alex Emenike Nkume
Alex Emenike Nkume (born 22 January 1989) is a left footed Nigerian footballer who plays as a Defender for VVV-Venlo. He is a product of the Enugu Rangers youth development system. A very strong, quick and versatile defender, Alex is equally adept at centre back and left back or in left midfield. He has represented Nigeria in the U-20 youth tournaments[1] and also represented Nigeria in the West African Football Union tournament WAFU Cup in August 2008[2]

3)Ahmed Musa
Musa began his career 2005 in the Aminchi Football Academy and was in 2008 scouted by JUTH F.C.[1] After 18 games and four goals in his first two professional seasons for the Healers he was loaned to Kano Pillars F.C.[2] In the 2009-10 season he set the league record with 18 goals as Pillars finished second. Ahmed Musa currently holds the record for the highest goals ever scored in the history of the Nigeria Premier League. He transferred to Dutch club VVV-Venlo in summer 2010[3],but the move was held up due to his being to young for an ITC.[4] He will now move to VVV Venlo as soon as he turns 18.
posted: 12:16 am
Na wa ooooo!!! E be like say Sarah don go back to night school. Abi Sarah, who wrote that post for you or did you copy and
posted: 04:16 am
I really enjoy reading sarah's contributions. s/he is one of the reasons why i come to Sarah please keep up your goodwork. I hope to hear more from you!!!
posted: 12:49 am
Obinna Nsofor will go places.West Ham football fans aint seen nothing yet.
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