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Man Utd ends Arsenal's unbeaten run

Monday, October 25, 2004

Finally! Arsenal's phenomenal unbeaten run in the English Premier League ended in the pouring rain of Old Trafford. It was an exciting match with many 'incidents' along the way, namely high tackles and rough challenges. This is reflected with 5 yellow cards given during the game.

This highly charged game was goalless until the 73rd minute when Rooney received a pass from Giggs on the right side of Arsenal box and was tackled by Sol Campbell. Rooney fell on the ground and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Deja Vu! Another penalty! However this time round, van Nistelrooy kept his cool and struck to the bottom right corner of the net sending Lehmann in the opposite direction.

1-0 to Man Utd.

Arsenal fought back valiantly but to no avail. Henry, Ljungberg and Bergkamp missed critical passes in front of the goal. Then, almost three minutes into injury time, Saha, who had replaced van Nistelrooy seconds before, found Smith on the right side of the Arsenal box. Smith without hesitation passed the ball across the penalty area to the unmarked Rooney who tapped the ball beyond Lehmann and into the net from ten yards.

2-0 to Man Utd.

What an exciting match! Hopefully, this match will inspire Man Utd and turn their game around for the rest of the season. Rematch? wait till the second half of the season.
posted by Ivan, 1:01 pm


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