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Arnold Muhren

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Liver­pool 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Feb­ruary 26, 1983. Sec­ond pla­ced Man­chester Uni­ted were held to a 1-1 draw by ta­ble-top­ping Liver­pool in a mat­ch they should have won. Neth­er­lands in­ter­na­tion­al Ar­nold Muh­ren put Uni­ted ahead five min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk be­fore Ken­ny Dalg­lish lev­elled the score for The An­field­ers in the 39th minute.

Man­chester Uni­ted, who were mis­sing Bry­an Rob­son be­cause of an ankle lig­a­ment in­jury, al­most took the lead early in the ga­me when Ar­nold Muh­ren put Bru­ce Grob­be­laar to the test wi­th a free-kick that led to a mag­ni­fi­cent save by the Liver­pool goal­keeper. The Man­chester Reds fi­nally got them­selves ahead in the 35th min­ute of the en­counter as Muh­ren ham­mered ho­me from in­side the eight­een-yard area af­ter Grob­be­laar had failed to col­lect the ball, on­ly for Liver­pool to equal­ise four min­utes la­ter thro­ugh a clo­se ran­ge goal from the al­ways dan­ger­ous Ken­ny Dalg­lish, and wi­th no goals in the sec­ond ha­lf the score re­mained one-all. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ga­ry Bai­ley, Kev­in Mor­an, Mi­chael Dux­bury, Gor­don Mc­Queen, Ar­thur Al­bis­ton, Remi Moses, Ste­ve Cop­pell, Ar­nold Muh­ren, Frank Stapleton, Ray Wil­kins, Nor­man White­side. Sub­sti­tute: Lou Ma­cari. Liver­pool Te­am: Bru­ce Grob­be­laar, Phil Neal, Alan Ken­nedy, Ma­rk Lawren­son, Phil Thomp­son, Sam­my Lee, Ken­ny Dalg­lish, Graeme Soun­ess, Ian Rush, Ron­nie Whelan, Craig John­ston. Sub­stitutes: None.

 

Arnold Muhren Quickfacts

Ar­nold Muh­ren notched up 21 goals in 161 Fir­st Di­vi­sion apear­ances for Ips­wich To­wn be­fore he was bro­ught to Man­chester Uni­ted by Ron Atkin­son at the be­gin­ning of the 1982-83 season.

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Man­chester Uni­ted Pre­vi­ous Ten Matches

1982-83 Sea­son:

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 West Brom­wich Al­bion 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 West Ham Uni­ted 0

Birm­ing­ham City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Not­ting­ham For­est 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Not­ting­ham For­est 0

Luton To­wn 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Ips­wich To­wn 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Ar­senal 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 4

Der­by Coun­ty 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ar­senal 1

Man­ager: Ron Atkinson

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