aka sex on the beach
- Mar 14, 2011
I watched a bit of a 0-1 defeat to them at OT. I thought it would be the Overmars one, but it was the Wiltord one where they sealed the title.Watched the defeat to Arsenal at Highbury in 01-02 which they won 3-1 and all 3 goals we conceded were awful individual errors. If ever there was a game that summed up Mikel Silvestre's United career it was that. Brilliant assist, looked dangerous attacking down the left....and then made about 5 defensive errors, lost the ball quite a few times, and was finally replaced by Phil Neville on the 55th minute. I always remembered Barthez being at fault for two of the goals but having a good game before his mistakes but actually most of Arsenal's shots were just straight at him. His best save was when the game was already lost at 3-1.
Arsenal definitely deserved the win. Vieira was magnificant, Veron was just a passenger in the game and RVN wasn't really in it either. I need to cheer myself up after that and watch the 6-1 game from the season before.
Silvestre made a horrible mistake in the lead up to that winner too, but Ljungberg had an outrageous bit of a lucky bounce to get a shot off, before Barthez could only push it slightly to the side of the area for an easy Wiltord finish.