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Louis van Gaal

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Chel­sea 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Oct­ober 26, 2014. A late goal from Neth­er­lands in­ter­na­tion­al Robin van Per­sie in stop­page time res­cued a vi­tal point for Man­chester Uni­ted ag­ainst Pre­mier Lea­gue ta­ble-top­pers Chel­sea as the two gi­ant clubs shared the spoils in a highly en­ter­tain­ing en­counter. How­ever, Old Traf­ford man­ager Louis van Gaal was not en­tirely happy wi­th the way his centre for­ward cel­eb­rated his goal.

In a Pre­mier Lea­gue fix­ture where nine yel­low cards were han­ded out by rer­eree Phil Dowd, Chel­sea and Ser­bia de­fender Bran­islav Ivan­ovic was ordered off the pitch for a sec­ond book­able of­fence in the 90th min­ute of the con­test, and on­ly three min­utes la­ter in the mat­ch Robin van Per­sie re­ceived a need­less book­ing for pulling off his shirt af­ter scor­ing the equal­ising goal for Man­chester Uni­ted. And even tho­ugh the trig­ger happy cent­ral at­tack­er ap­peared to be caught up in the heat of the mo­ment, fel­low coun­try­man Louis van Gaal was not par­tic­u­larly amused by his cel­eb­ra­tion. Louis van Gaal: “You can be ex­cited, but you do not have to pull of your shirt as you know that it is a yel­low card.” Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Ra­fael, Mar­cos Rojo, Lu­ke Shaw, Chris Small­ing, Ad­nan Janu­zaj, Ju­an Ma­ta, Da­ley Bli­nd, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, An­gel di Mar­ia, Robin van Per­sie. Sub­stitutes: An­ders Linde­gaard, Tyler Black­ett, Mi­chael Car­rick, Dar­ren Fletch­er, An­der Her­rera, An­dreas Pe­reira, Ja­mes Wil­son. Chel­sea Te­am: Thibaut Cour­tois, Fi­lipe Lu­is, John Terry, Ga­ry Ca­hill, Bran­islav Ivan­ovic, Ne­manja Mat­ic, Eden Haz­ard, Cesc Fab­re­gas, Oscar, Wil­lian, Didi­er Dro­gba. Sub­stitutes: Petr Cech, Mo­hamed Sa­lah, Nat­han Akeand, Kurt Zouma, Lewis Baker, John Obi Mikel, An­dre Schurrle.


Manchester United Quickfacts

Man­chester Uni­ted suf­fered an em­bar­rass­ing 1-0 de­feat ag­ainst Fir­st Di­vi­sion new boys Chel­sea at Old Traf­ford on the 17th of Septem­ber 1977. Bill Garner sco­red the goal for the Londoners.


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