Manchester Utd 3 Leeds 0

David Beckham

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Leeds Uni­ted 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Oct­ober 21, 2000. Reign­ing Pre­mier Lea­gue Cham­pi­ons Man­chester Uni­ted fol­lowed up a re­spect­able 3-1 Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Group Sta­ge win over de­fend­ing Dutch Ere­divis­ie Cham­pi­ons PSV Eind­hoven wi­th an equally con­vin­cing 3-0 Pre­miership vic­tory ag­ainst old rivals Leeds United.

Af­ter de­feat­ing PSV Eind­hoven 3-1 at Old Traf­ford in mid­week, Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s men trashed Leeds Uni­ted 3-0 in their sec­ond ho­me fix­ture in four days. Man­chester Uni­ted, who had beaten Leeds in bo­th meet­ings the pre­vi­ous sea­son, star­ted on the front foot and So­uth Africa play­er Quin­ton For­tune al­most put The Reds ahead dur­ing the open­ing mo­ments of the con­test, on­ly to see his shot saved for a cor­ner. But Ferguson´s Uni­ted got them­selves in front any­way thanks to Trin­id­ad and To­bago in­ter­na­tion­al Dwight Yorke who ma­naged to be­at El­land Road goal­keeper Paul Robin­son wi­th a head­er from a Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer cross in the 41st min­ute of the ga­me. And shortly af­ter the in­ter­val, Da­vid Beck­ham, who had re­placed the in­jured Roy Ke­ane one min­ute pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk, ad­ded a sec­ond wi­th a power­ful free-kick which de­flec­ted off the Leeds wall and in­to the back of the net in the 50th min­ute be­fore an own goal from Aus­trali­an mid­fielder Jac­ob Burns on 83 min­utes made the fi­nal score 3-0 in Man­chester United´s fa­vour. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Fa­bi­en Bar­thez, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Mi­kael Sil­vestre, Ronny John­sen, Phil Ne­ville, Nicky Butt, Quin­ton For­tune, Roy Ke­ane, Dwight Yorke, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer, Paul Scho­les. Sub­stitutes: Ry­an Gig­gs, Da­vid Beck­ham, Wes­ley Bro­wn, An­drew Cole, Ma­rk Bos­nich. Leeds Uni­ted Te­am: Paul Robin­son, Garry Kel­ly, Dan­ny Hay, Jon­athan Woodgate, Domin­ic Mat­teo, Lee Bow­yer, Jac­ob Burns, Mat­thew Jones, Ma­rk Viduka, Steph­en McPhail, Alan Smith. Sub­stitutes: Dar­ren Huck­erby, Gar­eth Evans, To­ny Hack­worth, Ro­bert Molen­aar Dan­ny Milosevic.


Manchester United Quickfacts

Top-flight lead­ers Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Leeds Uni­ted 5-0 at ho­me on the 7th of Septem­ber 1957 cour­tesy of a brace each by Johnny Berry and Tom­my Tay­lor, and one goal from Den­nis Viollet. 


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