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Owen is United hero in dramatic derby victory

Posted by united4ever2009 on September 20, 2009


Man Utd                        4-3                Man City

2: Rooney                                         16:  Barry

49: Fletcher                                   52: Bellamy

80: Fletcher                                   90: Bellamy

90 (+6): Owen

Michael Owen instantly wrote himself into Manchester United folklore with a superb winner in one of the great Manchester derbies of all-time.

Old Trafford was a throw-back to the days of the 1990’s as United – playing 4-4-2 – managed to grab all three points in an amazing seven-goal thriller.

Manchester City felt they had done enough to rescue a point after two wonder goals from Craig Bellamy – his second on the stroke of full time. But it was Owen, after a pass from Ryan Giggs, who struck the winner in the 96th minute.

Before then, City twice came back from going behind. First Gareth Barry levelled after Wayne Rooney had opened the scoring for United inside the first five minutes. Then after the break, Bellamy and Darren Fletcher traded goal scoring blows, with both players twice getting on the scoresheet.

City were convinced they were going back to Eastlands with a point – and Shay Given the plaudits – after the goalkeeper twice denied Dimitar Berbatov with point-blank saves and also turned over Giggs’ drive.

But it was Owen who popped up with the stunning winner to send Old Trafford crazy.


4 Responses to “Owen is United hero in dramatic derby victory”

  1. aig alex is god said

    unbelievable.had so many heart attacks during the game.Wonder how Fergie can take it at this age.Love Owen.What a run and cool finish.

  2. unitedfanatic said

    I guess the heart attacks are atleast better to experience than the gloom on having missed the “match of the season”. 😦 Damn.

  3. unitedfanatic said

    Anyway..Great composure by Owen for that goal. Restored the faith Sir Alex reposed in him and it feels good to have a happy owen than a ranting crying cribbing tevez!

  4. aig alex is god said


    Spot on.but i guess with United you have to be used to such things.we are the kings of dramatic finishes to games

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