Manchester U 1 Valencia 1

Oliveira Anderson

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Va­lencia 1, Old Traf­ford, UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Group Sta­ge, Dec­ember 7, 2010. Man­chester Uni­ted se­cured top spot in Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Group C as they drew 1-1 to Va­lencia. The Span­iards went ahead in the 32nd min­ute of pro­ceed­ings thro­ugh Pablo Her­nandez be­fore Oli­veira An­der­son bro­ught Uni­ted level on 62 min­utes af­ter away goal­keeper Vi­cente Guaita had par­ried an ef­fort by fel­low mid­field man Ji-Sung Park.

Oli­veira An­der­son en­joyed an ex­cel­lent ga­me ag­ainst Va­lencia and the for­mer Porto play­maker was clearly the most dis­tin­guished ball work­er afield. The Or­ganges nev­er­the­less look­ed set to cause a ma­jor sur­prise af­ter tak­ing a shock lead in the fir­st ha­lf at Old Traf­ford. Ag­ainst the flow of play, Man­chester Uni­ted went be­hind just af­ter the ha­lf-hour ma­rk when Mi­chael Car­rick care­lessly lost the ball in mid­field to Ale­jandro Domin­guez who then fou­nd rock­et-heeled wing­er Pablo Her­nandez who­se fierce low drive went thro­ugh the legs of ho­me goal­keeper Ben Amos. To their cred­it, tho­ugh, Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s men came out strong­er fol­low­ing the in­ter­val and duly pulled one back two min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk as Oli­veira An­der­son sco­red one of his rare goals to res­cue a point for the hosts. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ben Amos, Ra­fael, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Rio Fer­dinand, Fa­bio, An­der­son, Mi­chael Car­rick, Ji-Sung Park, Nani, Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov, Way­ne Roo­ney. Sub­stitutes: To­masz Kusz­czak, Chris Small­ing, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Ry­an Gig­gs, Gab­riel Ober­tan, Javi­er Her­nandez, Fe­d­erico Ma­cheda. Va­lencia Te­am: Vi­cente Guaita, An­gel Deal­bert, Jordi Al­ba, Mi­guel, Ri­cardo Costa, Al­belda, Ever Banega, Jeremy Math­ieu, Pablo Her­nandez, Ar­itz Adur­iz, Ale­jandro Domin­guez. Sub­stitutes: Cesar San­chez, Hed­wiges Ma­duro, Tino Costa, Sofi­ane Feg­houli, Ju­an Ma­ta, Isco, Rob­erto Soldado.


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