Manchester U 2 Liverpool 0

Paul Scholes

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Liver­pool 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Oct­ober 22, 2006. Man­chester Uni­ted gain­ed their sev­enth vic­tory of the sea­son as they de­feated Liver­pool at ho­me. Paul Scho­les han­ded Uni­ted the lead six min­utes ahead of the ha­lf-time sig­nal be­fore Rio Fer­dinand hit a sec­ond goal for the hosts in the 66th min­ute of the der­by match.

Ta­ble top­ping Man­chester Uni­ted had com­fort­ably beaten Wi­gan Ath­let­ic 3-1 at DW Sta­dium in their pre­vi­ous Pre­mier Lea­gue en­counter, where­as Liver­pool had be­en held to a 1-1 draw ag­ainst Black­burn Rov­ers at An­field. In front of a re­cord Pre­mier Lea­gue crowd of 75,828 spec­tat­ors at The Theatre of Dreams, Paul Scho­les sco­red his 132nd goal for Man­chester Uni­ted as the thirty-one-year-old mid­field play­maker put the ho­me si­de ahead in the 39th min­ute of ac­tion. Man­chester Uni­ted con­tin­ued push­ing for­ward in the sec­ond pe­riod and had their sec­ond goal of the ga­me six min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk when Rio Fern­in­and ham­mered an un­stoppable left-foot shot from in­side the eight­een-yard area pa­st Liver­pool goal­keeper Pepe Re­ina and in­to the top cor­ner of the net to se­cure a com­fort­able ho­me win ag­ainst The An­field­ers. In mat­ches else­where, Ar­senal out­classed Read­ing 4-0 at Madejski Sta­dium, Bol­ton Wan­derers be­at Black­burn Rov­ers 1-0 at Ew­ood Park, Middles­brough de­feated New­castle Uni­ted 1-0 at River­side Sta­dium, and Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur over­came Lon­don neigh­bours West Ham Uni­ted by 1-0 at White Hart Lane. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Rio Fer­dinand, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Mi­chael Car­rick, Paul Scho­les, Ry­an Gig­gs, Way­ne Roo­ney, Louis Saha. Sub­stitutes: John O´Shea, Wes­ley Bro­wn, Cris­ti­ano Ron­aldo, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer, To­masz Kusz­czak. Liver­pool Te­am: Pepe Re­ina, Ste­ve Fin­nan, Sami Hyypia, Jam­ie Car­ra­gh­er, John Arne Riise, Ste­ven Ger­rard, Mo­hamed Sis­soko, Xabi Alonso, Ma­rk Gon­zalez, Lu­is Gar­cia, Dirk Kuyt. Sub­stitutes: Pe­ter Crouch, Jer­maine Pen­nant, Steph­en War­nock, Gab­riel Paletta, Jerzy Dudek.

 

Paul Scholes Quickfacts

Paul Scho­les notched up 155 goals in 718 fir­st te­am mat­ches for Man­chester Uni­ted be­tween 1994 and 2013. He also sco­red 14 goals in 66 seni­or ap­pear­ances for Eng­land be­tween 1997 and 2004.

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