Charlton 3 Manchester U 3

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Charl­ton Ath­let­ic 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 3, The Val­ley Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Dec­ember 9, 2000. Man­chester Uni­ted were held to a sur­prise draw by un­fan­cied Charl­ton Ath­let­ic in a high-scor­ing af­fair at The Val­ley. Uni­ted were lead­ing 3-1 mid­way thro­ugh the sec­ond ha­lf be­fore Ath­let­ic came back to score two late goals to fin­ish the mat­ch 3-3. 

Af­ter a win­ning streak of eight Pre­mier Lea­gue mat­ches, Man­chester Uni­ted lost two points ag­ainst Charl­ton Ath­let­ic. Un­der the flood­lights at The Val­ley in So­uth East Lon­don, So­uth Afric­an stri­ker Shaun Bart­lett gave the hosts the up­per hand in the tenth min­ute of the FA Carling Pre­miership ga­me be­fore a goal each by Ry­an Gig­gs and Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer in the 42nd and 43rd min­utes re­spect­ively made it 2-1 to Man­chester Uni­ted at the ha­lf-time break. Fol­low­ing the re­sump­tion of the con­test, Re­pub­lic of Ire­land in­ter­na­tion­al Roy Ke­ane net­ted a third goal for the vis­it­ors six min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk, on­ly for Bart­lett to re­duce the de­fi­cit for The Ad­dicks in the 79th min­ute. And wi­th just five min­utes re­maining of nor­mal time, John Robin­son ma­naged to equal­ise for Charl­ton when the Welsh mid­fielder be­at Man­chester Uni­ted goal­keeper Rai­mond van der Gouw wi­th a low shot in­to the far cor­ner of the net af­ter the op­pos­ing de­fence had failed to deal wi­th a flag-kick from ex-Bol­ton Wan­derers play­maker Claus Jensen. Charl­ton Ath­let­ic Te­am: Dean Kiely, Chris Pow­ell, Ma­rk Fish, Rich­ard Ru­fus, Ra­dostin Kishishev, Claus Jensen, Ma­rk Kin­sella, John Salako, Shaun Bart­lett, Gra­ham Stu­art, Jonatan Jo­hans­son. Sub­stitutes: Mat­thi­as Svens­son, Paul Konchesky, Ste­ve Bro­wn, John Robin­son, To­ny Caig. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Rai­mond van der Gouw, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Wes Bro­wn, Phil Ne­ville, Mi­kael Sil­vestre, Roy Ke­ane, Ry­an Gig­gs, Da­vid Beck­ham, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer, Lu­ke Chad­wick, Nicky Butt. Sub­stitutes: Paul Scho­les, De­nis Ir­win, Teddy Sher­ing­ham, Jon­athan Green­ing, Paul Rachubka.


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