Yesterday I had the opportunity to take in my first English Premier League football match. We had a day off in Newcastle so it worked out perfectly. Manchester as expected routed Newcastle. Being able to watch Rooney and Ronaldo was a treat. Two do the best players in the world and they both scored two goals in stellar fashion. The whole experience was fantastic. This sporting event put to shame anything sports related that I’ve experienced in the states. I can definitely see myself becoming an avid follower of the English football. I know quite a bit about the various rosters through my FIFA video games, but being able to actually take in a match brings my interest to a whole new level.
The most impressive aspect of the game was the participation of the Man United fans. Even though they were the visiting team and only took up about 20% of the packed stadium, they collectively made the loudest sound I’ve ever heard from a group of human beings. They stood the entire game while chanting and singing in unison. It blew me away.
Check out the highlights below. Some serious skill on display, no doubt.