Manchester Utd 1 Arsenal 1

Teddy Sheringham

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ar­senal 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Jan­uary 24, 2000. Man­chester Uni­ted and Ar­senal shared the points in a 1-1 draw wi­th Teddy Sher­ing­ham scor­ing for the hosts and Fre­drik Ljun­g­berg find­ing the back of the net for The Gunners. 

In the re­verse Pre­mier Lea­gue fix­ture of the 1999-2000 sea­son, Man­chester Uni­ted had de­feated Ar­senal by 2-1 at High­bury on the 22nd of Au­gust 1999, and Ar­sene Wenger´s boys were look­ing for re­venge in this ga­me. Whi­le there were few goals in the mat­ch, the en­counter be­tween Uni­ted and Ar­senal nev­er­the­less pro­duced plenty of ac­tion and dra­ma. The Lon­doners dom­in­ated the open­ing pro­ceed­ings and the vis­it­ing te­am went in­to an early lead when Swe­den in­ter­na­tion­al Fre­drik Ljun­g­berg took full ad­vant­age of a mis­take from Jaap Stam to ham­mer a power­ful shot un­der Man­chester Uni­ted goal­keeper Ma­rk Bos­nich af­ter on­ly el­ev­en min­utes of play. Ar­senal al­most doubled their ad­vant­age in the 38th min­ute of pro­ceed­ings, but Bos­nich made a bril­liant goal­keep­ing ef­fort to deny Thi­erry Henry a goal. And as the ten­sion grew, ex-Monaco de­fender Gilles Grim­andi re­ceived a yel­low card for ob­struc­tion on Man­chester Uni­ted and Trin­id­ad and To­bago stri­ker Dwight Yorke just four min­utes be­fore the ha­lf-time whistle. The sec­ond pe­riod was to and fro wi­th bo­th Man­chester Uni­ted and Ar­senal hav­ing their op­por­tun­it­ies to score, but in the 73rd min­ute of the clash a dan­ger­ous cross from Ry­an Gig­gs ended up at the two feet of Teddy Sher­ing­ham, who had re­placed Andy Cole six min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk, and the for­mer Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur marks­man tap­ped ho­me to level the score for Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s men. And wi­th no more goals sco­red af­ter that, the Pre­miership meet­ing be­tween Man­chester Uni­ted and Ar­senal at Old Traf­ford ended wi­th one point to each si­de. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ma­rk Bos­nich, Ga­ry Ne­ville, De­nis Ir­win, Jaap Stam, Mi­kael Sil­vestre, Nicky Butt, Roy Ke­ane, Da­vid Beck­ham, Ry­an Gig­gs, Dwight Yorke, An­drew Cole. Sub­stitutes: Hen­ning Berg, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer, Phil Ne­ville, Teddy Sher­ing­ham, Rai­mond van der Gouw. Ar­senal Te­am: Da­vid Sea­man, Lee Dix­on, Mar­tin Keown, Gilles Grim­andi, Silv­inho, Steph­en Hug­hes, Fred­die Ljun­g­berg, Ray Par­lour, Em­manuel Petit, Patrick Vie­ira, Thi­erry Henry. Sub­stitutes: Nigel Win­ter­burn, Chris­toph­er Wreh, Stefan Malz, Oleh Luzhny, Al­ex Manninger.


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