Manchester U 4 Coventry 0

Dwight Yorke

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Cov­entry City 2, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, April 14, 2001. Man­chester Uni­ted gain­ed their eighth Pre­miership ho­me win as they be­at Cov­entry City at Old Traf­ford. Dwight Yorke sco­red a brace in the fir­st ha­lf be­fore Ry­an Gig­gs and Paul Scho­les hit a goal each late in the sec­ond ha­lf to give Uni­ted a 4-2 win over The Sky Blues.

Cov­entry City went in front when John Hartson sco­red at the sec­ond at­tempt in the tenth min­ute af­ter Andy Goram could on­ly parry his fir­st ef­fort. Man­chester Uni­ted hit back when Trin­id­ad and To­bago in­ter­na­tion­al Dwight Yorke be­at Chris Kirk­land wi­th a power­ful shot from some twenty yards out af­ter twelve min­utes and the in­dus­tri­ous for­ward net­ted ag­ain in the twenty-sev­enth min­ute to give the hosts the lead for the fir­st time in the ga­me. The Mid­landers drew level ag­ain as Hartson head­ed ho­me a cross from Paul Telfer three min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk, but late goals from Ry­an Gig­gs and Paul Scho­les in the eighty-fir­st and eighty-sev­enth min­utes saw Man­chester Uni­ted emerge 4-2 vic­tors. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Andy Goram, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Mi­kael Sil­vestre, Jaap Stam, Wes Bro­wn, Nicky Butt, Ry­an Gig­gs, Roy Ke­ane, Paul Scho­les, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke. Sub­stitutes: Rai­mond van der Gouw, Da­vid Beck­ham, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer. Cov­entry City Te­am: Chris Kirk­land, Rich­ard Shaw, Ga­ry Breen, Mar­cus Hall, Bar­ry Quinn, John Eu­stace, Da­vid Thomp­son, Lee Cars­ley, Paul Telfer, John Hartson, Craig Bel­lamy. Sub­stitutes: Paul Wil­li­ams, Youssef Chippo.


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Af­ter spend­ing four suc­cess­ful years at Man­chester Uni­ted, Dwight Yorke sig­ned for fel­low Pre­miership club Black­burn Rov­ers for a trans­fer fee of £2 mil­lion at the be­gin­ning of the 2002-03 season.


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