Charlton 0 Manchester U 2
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.