Man Utd 4 Nottm Forest 1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Not­ting­ham For­est 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Septem­ber 14, 1996. Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer fol­lowed up his de­but goal ag­ainst Black­burn Rov­ers wi­th an­oth­er one ag­ainst Not­ting­ham For­est. Double win­ners Man­chester Uni­ted were 2-1 up at the in­ter­val and sco­red two more goals in the sec­ond ha­lf to over­come For­est 4-1. 

Not­ting­ham For­est went in­to an early 1-0 lead thanks to Alfie Haa­land who fou­nd the net af­ter just three min­utes. Man­chester Uni­ted hit back as fel­low coun­try­man Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer took full ad­vant­age of a mis­take by Not­ting­ham For­est and Three Li­ons de­fender Stu­art Pe­arce to put the ball in­to the net in the twenty-sec­ond min­ute of the clash be­fore Ry­an Gig­gs made it 2-1 to the ho­me si­de two min­utes ahead of the break. Af­ter the re­start, Eric Can­tona ad­ded a third goal for Man­chester Uni­ted on eighty-two min­utes and the for­ward sco­red ag­ain when he con­ver­ted from the pen­alty spot in the fi­nal min­ute of the tie. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Pe­ter Schmei­chel, Ga­ry Ne­ville, De­nis Ir­win, Ga­ry Pal­lister, Ronny John­sen, Nicky Butt, Ry­an Gig­gs, Da­vid Beck­ham, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer, Eric Can­tona, Karel Pobor­sky. Sub­stitutes: Da­vid May, Jordi Cruy­ff, Bri­an Mc­Clair, Andy Cole, Rai­mond van der Gouw. Not­ting­ham For­est Te­am: Ma­rk Cross­ley, Des Lyttle, Alfie Haa­land, Co­lin Cooper, Stu­art Pe­arce, Ste­ve Chettle, Da­vid Phil­lips, Chris Bart-Wil­li­ams, Dean Saun­ders, Ja­son Lee, Ian Woan. Sub­stitutes: Nikola Jerkan, Chris Al­len, Scot Gem­mill, Bry­an Roy, Alan Fettis.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Quickfacts

Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer con­trib­uted thirty-one goals in forty-two Nor­we­gi­an Pre­mier Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for Molde be­fore he was sold to Man­chester Uni­ted at the start of the 1996-97 campaign.


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