Manchester Utd 2 Leeds 1

Mikael Silvestre

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Leeds Uni­ted 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Mar­ch 5, 2003. Af­ter los­ing the 2003 Foot­ball Lea­gue Cup Fi­nal 2-0 to Liver­pool, Man­chester Uni­ted col­lec­ted a con­fid­ence-boost­ing 2-1 Pre­miership vic­tory ag­ainst Leeds Uni­ted thanks to an own goal from Lu­cas Radebe in the fir­st ha­lf and a late sec­ond ha­lf goal by Mi­kael Silvestre. 

Man­chester Uni­ted were gif­ted the lead when Lu­cas Radebe put the ball in the back of his own net wi­th twenty min­utes gone of the ga­me. The El­land Road club wor­ked hard for an equal­iser af­ter the ha­lf-time break and the vis­it­ors ev­entually lev­elled the score thro­ugh Aus­trali­an in­ter­na­tion­al Ma­rk Viduka who nod­ded ho­me a free-kick from Ian Harte four min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk. But Man­chester Uni­ted had the last word as Mi­kael Sil­vestre con­ver­ted a Da­vid Beck­ham free-kick el­ev­en min­utes from time. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Fa­bi­en Bar­thez, John O’Shea, Mi­kael Sil­vestre, Rio Fer­dinand, Da­vid Beck­ham, Nicky Butt, Quin­ton For­tune, Roy Ke­ane, Ruud van Nistel­rooy, Paul Scho­les, Ju­an Se­basti­an Ver­on. Sub­stitutes: Ga­ry Ne­ville, Ry­an Gig­gs, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Phil Ne­ville, Roy Car­roll. Leeds Uni­ted Te­am: Paul Robin­son, Dan­ny Mills, Raul Bravo, Teddy Lu­cic, Lu­cas Radebe, Ian Harte, Seth John­son, Paul Okon, Ma­rk Viduka, Nick Barmby, Alan Smith. Sub­stitutes: Ja­mes Mil­ner, Steph­en McPhail, Mat­thew Kil­gallon, Shane Cans­dell-Sher­riff, Nigel Martyn.


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Mi­kael Sil­vestre was han­ded his de­but for Man­chester Uni­ted in an evenly con­tested 3-2 Pre­mier Lea­gue tri­umph ag­ainst North West rivals Liver­pool at An­field on the 11th of Septem­ber 1999.


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