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Ryan Giggs

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Septem­ber 9, 2006. Ta­ble top­pers Man­chester Uni­ted main­tained their hun­dred per cent start to the 2006-07 cam­paign wi­th a clo­se one-nil vic­tory ag­ainst Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur at Old Traf­ford where Ry­an Gig­gs sco­red the win­ner for the ho­me si­de nine min­utes in­to the fir­st half.

Man­chester Uni­ted over­came Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur by one-nil in a mat­ch that was played out in front of a re­cord Pre­mier Lea­gue crowd of 75,434. The Pre­miership lead­ers, who had de­feated Ful­ham, Charl­ton Ath­let­ic, and Wat­ford in their fir­st three fix­tures of the sea­son, launched them­selves in­to an early lead al­ready in the ninth min­ute of the con­test when a power­ful long-dis­tance free-kick from Cris­ti­ano Ron­aldo was par­ried by Tot­ten­ham and Three Li­ons goal­keeper Paul Robin­son and Ry­an Gig­gs was there to head the re­bound in­to the back of the net. The White Hart Laners had plenty of de­cent scor­ing chances as the clash wore on, but they wasted all of them and left Old Traf­ford with­out any points. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Wes Bro­wn, Pat­rice Ev­ra, John O’Shea, Rio Fer­dinand, Kier­an Richard­son, Mi­chael Car­rick, Louis Saha, Cris­ti­ano Ron­aldo, Ry­an Gig­gs. Sub­stitutes: Mi­kael Sil­vestre, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer, Ji-Sung Park, To­masz Kusz­czak. Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur Te­am: Paul Robin­son, Pas­cal Chim­bonda, Didi­er Zokora, Ben­oit As­sou-Ekotto, Mi­chael Dawson, Hos­sam Ghaly, Led­ley King, Edgar Dav­ids, Rob­bie Ke­ane, Mido, Jer­maine Je­nas. Sub­stitutes: Reto Zie­g­ler, Dan­ny Murphy, Jer­main De­foe, Tom Hud­dle­stone, Radek Cerny.


Manchester United Quickfacts

De­fend­ing Foot­ball Lea­gue Cham­pi­ons Man­chester Uni­ted be­at FA Cup hold­ers Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur by three goals to one in a top-flight ga­me at Old Traf­ford on the twenty-third of Septem­ber 1967.


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