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Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Treetaliano, Oct 4, 2003.
Got it live here, across Australia, on SBS (free to air).
Is it on PPV back home in the USA? Otherwise, manutd.com has free audio.
Top-of-the-table duel at Old Trafford; Tim Howard starts.
Will dig up the lineups from sportinglife.com.
Lineups... Howard starts in goal for Man Utd; Kirovski (FWIW) doesn't even make the bench for Birmingham City.
14. Tim Howard
2. Gary Neville
5. Rio Ferdinand
27. Mikael Silvestre
25. Quinton Fortune
24. Darren Fletcher
3. Phil Neville
16. Roy Keane
11. Ryan Giggs
18. Paul Scholes
10. Ruud van Nistelrooy
7. Cristiano Ronaldo
8. Nicky Butt
13. Roy Carroll (GK)
21. Diego Forlan
22. John O'Shea
12. Maik Taylor
22. Damien Johnson
25. Matthew Upson
4. Kenny Cunningham
23. Jamie Clapham
16. David Dunn
6. Aliou Cisse
32. Stephen Clemence
11. Stan Lazaridis
21. Christophe Dugarry
9. Mikael Forssell
1. Ian Bennett (GK)
14. Stern John
24. Darren Carter
19. Clinton Morrison
26. Olivier Tebily
I've got pictures here too on the American PPV broadcast. I'll try to keep you guys up-to-date but I'm also trying to follow the Man City match on audio while my 2 year old wants to play Playhouse Disney on the laptop.
Good on the little one there...
As far as our PbP efforts go, two guys working together can't be wrong.
Man Utd getting some crosses into the penalty area in the early stages, as the wingers (Giggs and Fletcher) are getting down the flanks. However, the centre of the Brummies' defence is holding solid, in Upson and Cunningham.
8th min. - RVN tries a wall pass with Fortune, but the return pass to him in the box is behind him.
United with a majority of the attacking play here so far; Howard has had zilch to do in the early stages.
Pretty lackluster first 12 minutes. Of course I guess I was spoiled this morning as I just got back from the pub watching the first Old Firm match of the season.
i don't understand, why Kirosvki is out of the line up ?
No worries, I had just returned minutes (literally!) before kickoff, getting in the front door of my house after having to attend a function for work.
Game kicked off on SBS at 11:55 local time, booted up the laptop at 11:52.
15th min. - Taylor with good reflexes on a hard Scholes cross-cum-shot on the right-hand flank.
Surely you jest.
Completely and utterly out of favour, I reckon.
I think he's been in Steve Bruce's first 16 for Birmingham only about two or three times this season, IIRC (could be wrong about that).
17th min. - Scholes heads sharply on goal, but right at Taylor.
18th min. - Taylor right place, right time again, after a nice three-man move around the box by the Red Devils, involving Giggs and RVN. Taylor had saved well from Scholes again.
Hell, I'd completely forgotten that Kiro was at Birmingham City I haven't seen him in so long
Better now from man utd. It's amazing how much Scholes brings to their attack.
That's why I had mentioned him in my first post of this thread.
20th min. -- United's back four playing solid, nopt allowing Birmingham to get any attacks on Howard's goal organised.
The Blues, though, to their credit, are generally defending honourably as well.
22nd min. -- RVN shoots across the face of Taylor's goalmouth from Keane's perfectly-weighted through-ball.
23rd min. -- First shot by Birmingham, Dugarry shoots wide to the right of Howard's goal.
Granted my attention has been a bit diverted but I haven't seen Howard touch the ball at all!
27: Howard off his line to secure the BC through ball.
27th min. -- Forsell fails to get on the end of a through-ball, Silvestre cuts him off while Howard picks up the loose ball. Tim's first touch of any substance...
Penalty to Man Utd.
Scholes taken down in the box.
Red card to the keeper.
31st min. -- Howard plucks Cisse's soft, lofted free kick out of the air.
RVN offside, on the attacking play in the other direction, as Birmingham spring the offside trap to perfection.
32nd min. -- United claims for a backpass call not heard, as ball ricochets off Cunningham into Taylor's hands.
33rd min. -- Penalty!! Scholes upended by Taylor...
Taylor is sent off.
Birmingham down to ten men.
Scholes upended after RVN's perfect slide-rule pass...
Taylor off for DOGSO-F.
Bennett in to replace him and he must face a RVN penalty immediately.
Lazaridis makes way for the new keeper.
35th min. -- Bennett (backup GK) on, Lazaridis sacrificed.
RVN converts the spot kick with coolness.
1-0, Man Utd.
Two penalties in a row now dating back to midweek. Looks like RVN is starting over with his streak