Charlton 0 Manchester U 2

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Charl­ton Ath­let­ic 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, The Val­ley Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue Fix­ture, Feb­ruary 10, 2002. Reign­ing Pre­miership Cham­pi­ons Man­chester Uni­ted, who ar­rived fresh from a com­pre­hens­ive 4-1 ho­me win over lowly pla­ced Sun­der­land, com­fort­ably de­feated mid-ta­ble Charl­ton Ath­let­ic 2-0 away thanks to a brace by Ole Gun­nar Solskjaer. 

Man­chester Uni­ted had over­come Charl­ton Ath­let­ic by 2-1 at Old Traf­ford in the pre­vi­ous Pre­mier Lea­gue en­counter be­tween the two clubs and the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons emer­ged vic­tori­ous once ag­ain. Uni­ted, who were with­out French goal­keeper Fa­bi­en Bar­thez be­cause of in­jury, went in­to the lead three min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk when Re­pub­lic of Ire­land mid­fielder Roy Ke­ane de­livered a mag­ni­fi­cent 50-yard cross-field pass to Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer who sco­red wi­th a su­perb fin­ish. Man­chester Uni­ted had com­plete con­trol fol­low­ing the re­sump­tion and Sol­skjaer re­gistered his sec­ond goal of the day wi­th six­teen min­utes re­maining of the clash to hand The Reds a 2-0 away win ag­ainst the So­uth East Lon­doners. Charl­ton Ath­let­ic Te­am: Dean Kiely, Jorge Costa, Chris Pow­ell, Ma­rk Fish, Lu­ke Young, Gra­ham Stu­art, Scott Par­ker, John Robin­son, Chris Bart-Wil­li­ams, Kev­in Lis­bie, Ja­son Eu­ell. Sub­stitutes: Paul Konchesky, Math­i­as Svens­son, Jonatan Jo­hans­son, Jon­athan For­tune, Sasa Ilic. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Roy Car­roll, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Mi­kael Sil­vestre, Lau­rent Blanc, Phil Ne­ville, Da­vid Beck­ham, Ry­an Gig­gs, Roy Ke­ane, Paul Scho­les, Ruud van Nistel­rooy, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer. Sub­stitutes: Ju­an Ver­on, Nicky Butt, Diego For­lan, De­nis Ir­win, Rai­mond van der Gouw.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Quickfacts

Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer re­gistered a double as Man­chester Uni­ted came from a goal down to de­feat Pre­mier Lea­gue new­comers Charl­ton Ath­let­ic 4-1 at Old Traf­ford on the 9th Septem­ber 1998.


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