08 October 2008

Manuel Fernandes scores only winning goal -video-for Valencia in Valladolid 0-1 Valencia, Oct. 5, 2008. Valencia 1st in La Liga table with 16 points.

Manuel Fernandes, attacking midfielder called up by Carlos Queiroz for the next 2 Portugal games, scored the winning goal for Valencia. Valencia played with their away jersey in black with orange number and name.

Video goal by Valencia's Manuel Fernandes, 52nd minute in Valladolid 0-1 Valencia, Oct. 5, 2008, Jornada 6, Matchday 6. Narration in Spanish.

Valencia has scored 13 goals this season 2008-2009. All were done by Spanish players like Villa, Mata.

This goal by Manuel Fernandes is the first goal scored by a non-Spanish player for Valencia. In the 50th minute, the game was 0-0. If Valencia didn't score, they would have received 1 point and slip down at least 2 positions in the table with 14 points. This win gave Valencia the necessary 3 points to stay on #1 with 16 points.

The last time Manuel Fernandes scored was the memorable goal against Manchester United in April 28, 2007. He scored the second goal in that Manchester United defeat, Everton 2-4 Manchester United. He was on loan to Everton.

Some photos of Valladolid 0-1 Valencia:

Valencia's Manuel Fernandes and David Villa celebrating the goal in Valladolid 0-1 Valencia. Photo: AFP

Valencia celebrating goal in Valladolid 0-1 Valencia. Photo: AFP

Manuel Fernandes in Valladolid 0-1 Valencia. Photo: MARCA

David Villa in Valladolid 0-1 Valencia. Photo: REUTERS

I think Carlos Queiroz will leave Manuel Fernandes on the bench in the game against Sweden. Fernandes might be a second half substitution in the game against Albania.

Your thoughts on Valencia staying first in the La Liga table? Manuel Fernandes?

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