Charlton 0 Manchester U 3

Darren Fletcher

Charl­ton Ath­let­ic 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 3, The Val­ley, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Au­gust 23, 2006. Man­chester Uni­ted fol­lowed up a 5-1 win ag­ainst Ful­ham at Old Traf­ford on the open­ing week­end of the 2006-07 sea­son wi­th a 3-0 vic­tory over Charl­ton Ath­let­ic at The Val­ley where Dar­ren Fletch­er, Louis Saha, and Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer sco­red the goals for the visitors.

So­uth Korean mid­fielder Ji-Sung Park should have put Man­chester Uni­ted in­to an early lead, but his low ef­fort went straight at Charl­ton Ath­let­ic and Eng­land U21 goal­keeper Scott Car­son. Fol­low­ing a goal­less fir­st-ha­lf, Man­chester Uni­ted ul­ti­mately went ahead thro­ugh Scot­land in­ter­na­tion­al Dar­ren Fletch­er who fired an un­stoppable ef­fort from in­side the pen­alty area in­to the net in the 49th min­ute of the ga­me. Louis Saha then put his stamp on the mat­ch when the in­dus­tri­ous stri­ker un­leashed a shot from twenty yards which went pa­st Car­son and in­to the bot­tom right-hand cor­ner of the net in the 80th min­ute, and ten min­utes la­ter su­per sub­sti­tute Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer ad­ded a third goal for Man­chester Uni­ted to make the fi­nal sco­reline read 3-0 in fa­vour of the vis­it­ors. Charl­ton Ath­let­ic Te­am: Scott Car­son, Lu­ke Young, Her­mann Hreidarsson, Talal El-Karkouri, Jon­athan For­tune, Am­dy Faye, Matt Hol­land, Dar­ren Am­brose, Bry­an Hug­hes, Dar­ren Bent, Jim­my Floyd Has­sel­baink. Sub­stitutes: Mar­cus Bent, Den­nis Rommedahl, Ra­dostin Kishishev, Kev­in Lis­bie, Tho­mas Myhre. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Rio Fer­dinand, Mi­kael Sil­vestre, Wes Bro­wn, John O’Shea, Ry­an Gig­gs, Ji-Sung Park, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Cris­ti­ano Ron­aldo, Louis Saha. Sub­stitutes: Mi­chael Car­rick, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer, Gi­useppe Ros­si, Kier­an Richard­son, To­masz Kuszczak.


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Man­chester Uni­ted trashed Charl­ton Ath­let­ic 5-1 away on the 18th of Feb­ruary 1957.


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