Manchester Utd 1 Arsenal 1
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.