Man United 3 Sheff Wed 0

Paul Scholes

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Shef­field Wed­nesday 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, April 17, 1999. Fol­low­ing a 2-1 FA Cup Semi-Fi­nal Re­play tri­umph ag­ainst Ar­senal at Vil­la Park, Man­chester Uni­ted out­classed Shef­field Wed­nesday by a 3-0 score in a Pre­mier Lea­gue fix­ture at Old Traf­ford three days la­ter. Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer and Teddy Sher­ing­ham re­gistered a goal each in the fir­st ha­lf be­fore Paul Scho­les net­ted a third af­ter the resumption.

Man­chester Uni­ted had lost 3-1 to Shef­field Wed­nesday at Hills­bor­ough in the re­verse fix­ture of the 1998-99 sea­son on the 21st of Nov­ember 1998, and The Red Dev­ils were look­ing for re­venge at Old Traf­ford. Re­pub­lic of Ire­land mid­fielder Roy Ke­ane fired a dan­ger­ous long dis­tance shot shortly af­ter kick off, but his ef­fort was well saved by Czech Re­pub­lic shot stop­per Pavel Sr­nicek. As the fir­st ha­lf wore on, Pre­miership lead­ers Man­chester Uni­ted went ahead cour­tesy of Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer who fou­nd the back of the net in the 34th min­ute of the clash. The Nor­we­gi­an in­ter­na­tion­al turned pro­vider el­ev­en min­utes la­ter as he bril­liantly cros­sed the ball for strik­ing part­ner Teddy Sher­ing­ham who­se fierce head­er flew pa­st Sr­nicek and in­to the bot­tom left cor­ner of the net off the base of the up­right. Fol­low­ing the ha­lf-time break, Paul Scho­les made the sco­reline read 3-0 in the fa­vour of Man­chester Uni­ted when the mid­field en­gin­eer sco­red wi­th a well pla­ced shot from just in­side the pen­alty area in the 62nd min­ute of pro­ceed­ings. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Rai­mond van der Gouw, Wes Bro­wn, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Phil Ne­ville, Jaap Stam, Nicky Butt, Teddy Sher­ing­ham, Jes­per Blom­qv­ist, Roy Ke­ane, Paul Scho­les, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer. Sub­stitutes: De­nis Ir­win, Da­vid Beck­ham, Da­vid May, Dwight Yorke, Jon­athan Green­ing. Shef­field Wed­nesday Te­am: Pavel Sr­nicek, Andy Hinch­cliffe, Wim Jonk, Des Walk­er, Pe­ter Ather­ton, Emer­son Thome, Dan­ny Son­ner, Benito Car­bone, Andy Booth, Niclas Al­ex­an­dersson, Pet­ter Rudi. Sub­stitutes: De­jan Stefan­ovic, Rich­ard Cress­well, Lee Briscoe, Phil­lip Scott, Kev­in Pressman.


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