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www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Thu Sep 30 06:25:12 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
3. And some people said...........From: The Old Fart
4. Can it possibly be right?  REDitorial from: The Old Fart
5. Man Utd 2 - 1 Marseille   Cole and Scholes rescue United
6. BBC report  Man Utd 2-1 Marseille
8. Manchester United v Marseille By Paul Walker, PA Sport


MANCHESTER UNITED DAILY NEWS  Thursday 30th Sept 1999:

Barry Comment:
UNITED put us all through the mill again last night still 0-1 in the
79th min THEN ANDY COLE BRILLIANCE! Keep the faith always but PLEASE
sing some more at OT! Judging from TV pics all we heard for 80 mins was
"na na na hey hey goodbye" from those Marseille supporters!
Great result aand as I said yesterday we are now more or less qualified to
the final stages of ECL. News reports in todays edition.......

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Uniteds unbeaten runs currently stand at:
29 games League
45 games League and Cup
38 games domestic League and Cup

Message from Paul Hinson:
The 40-game record Nottingham Forest hold is 40 games in domestic League
and Cup. United need to remain unbeaten against Chelsea/Watford
and Aston Villa in the Worthington Cup 3rd Round to beat it.
The League only record is 42 games, against by Forest, and we would need to
avoid defeat up to around January 15 2000 to manage that!

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Group D  ** Manchester United **
Olympique de Marseille * NK Croatia Zagreb * SK Sturm Graz

Manchester United FC Champions League Squad List
 1 Mark John Bosnich      2 Gary Alexander Neville 3 Dennis Joseph Irwin
 4 David May              6 Jakob Stam             7 David Robert J Beckham
 8 Nicholas Butt          9 Andrew Alex. Cole      10 Edward Sheringham
11 Ryan Joseph Giggs     12 Philip Neville         14 Johan Jordi Cruyff
15 Lars Jesper Blomqvist 16 Roy Keane           17 Raimond RJH Van der Gouw
18 Paul Scholes          19 Dwight Yorke           20 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
21 Henning Berg          23 Michael Jamie Clegg    25 José Quinton Fortune
26 Massimo Taibi         31 Nicholas James Culkin  33 Mark Antony Wilson
34 Jonathan Greening

Real Audio - Last weeks Daily News Sound Archive:
Click on INDEX at http://www.red11.org/sound

*** FIXTURES ON 02/10/99 ***
         Aston Villa  v  Liverpool
       Bradford City  v  Sunderland
             Everton  v  Coventry City
 Sheffield Wednesday  v  Wimbledon

*** FIXTURES ON 03/10/99 ***
             Chelsea  v  Manchester United
    Newcastle United  v  Middlesbrough
   Tottenham Hotspur  v  Leicester City
             Watford  v  Leeds United
     West Ham United  v  Arsenal


99/2000 fixtures/match reports are at

Mark Bosnich's Personal Details 



Previous News:
 BSKYB Takeover news/pics at http://www.red11.org/mufc/bskyb.htm
  Brian Kidd Press conference, pic, real audio
 Peter Schmeichel's last Season at United!


           Wimbledon   1-1   Tottenham Hotspur     17,368


Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Manchester United     9   6   3   0  23  10   13   21
 2  Leeds United          9   6   1   2  17  11    6   19
 3  Arsenal               9   6   1   2  12   7    5   19
 4  Sunderland            9   5   2   2  14   8    6   17
 5  Chelsea               7   5   1   1  10   3    7   16
 6  Aston Villa           9   5   1   3  11   9    2   16
 7  Leicester City        9   4   2   3  14  11    3   14
 8  Tottenham Hotspur     8   4   2   2  14  11    3   14
 9  Everton               8   4   1   3  14   9    5   13
10  West Ham United       7   4   1   2   9   5    4   13
11  Middlesbrough         9   4   0   5  10  13   -3   12
12  Liverpool             7   3   1   3  10   9    1   10
13  Southampton           8   3   1   4  13  16   -3   10
14  Watford               9   3   0   6   5   9   -4    9
15  Coventry City         9   2   2   5  11  13   -2    8
16  Wimbledon             9   1   5   3  13  18   -5    8
17  Bradford City         8   2   2   4   4   9   -5    8
18  Derby County          9   2   2   5   7  15   -8    8
19  Newcastle United      9   1   1   7  18  22   -4    4
20  Sheffield Wednesday   9   0   1   8   3  24  -21    1

03-OCT-1999 [16:00] Manchester Utd. vs Chelsea  (FA Premier League, AWAY)
16-OCT-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Watford  (FA Premier League, HOME)
19-OCT-1999 [19:45] Manchester Utd. vs Marseilles  (UEFA Champions League, AWAY)

The line-up for the testimonial game is:
Eric Cantona		Peter Schmeichel
Zinedine Zidane		Gabriel Batistuta
Paul Gascoigne 		Juninho
George Weah		Alessandro Costacurta
Christian Ziege		Lillian Thuram
Roberto Mancini		John Collins


UNITED Stats v All teams:
ALL FIXTURES at: http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix992000.htm
First Team Fixtures 1999/2000
All dates/times subject to change
Dates of possible cup ties also shown

Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
15/07/99    Melbourne Australia   pre-season  W  2-0     -    60,000
18/07/99    Sydney    Australia   pre-season  W  1-0     -    78,000
21/07/99    Shanghai  Shenhua     pre-season  W  2-0     -    80,000
24/07/99    Hong Kong South China pre-season  W  2-0     -    40,000

 1/08/99    Arsenal   Wembley Charity Shield  L  1-2     -    70,185
 3/08/99    Omagh Town Omagh Bomb Fund        W  9-0     -     7,000
 4/08/99    Wigan Athletic friendly           W  2-0     -    15,000 
08/08/99    Everton                  Away PL  D  1-1    10    39,141
11/08/99    Sheffield Wednesday      Home PL  W  4-0     3    54,941
14/08/99    Leeds United             Home PL  W  2-0     1    55,187
22/08/99    Arsenal                  Away PL  W  2-1     1    38,147
25/08/99    Coventry City            Away PL  W  2-1     1    22,024 
27/08/99    Monaco - Lazio               ESC  L  0-1     -    15,223
30/08/99    Newcastle United         Home     W  5-1     1    55,190
11/09/99    Liverpool                Away     W  3-2     1    44,929
14/09/99    Croatia Zagreb           Home EC  D  0-0     -    53,250
18/09/99    Wimbledon                Home     D  1-1     1    55,189
22/09/99    Sturm Graz               Away EC  W  3-0     -    16,480
25/09/99    Southampton              Home     D  3-3     1    55,249
29/09/99    Marseille                Home EC  W  2-1     -    -

 3/10/99    Chelsea                  Away PL   16.00   "live on sky"

*11/10/99   Sir Alex Ferguson's testimonial OT [Schmeichel + Cantona]

13/10/99    Aston Villa              Away WC 3 19.45
16/10/99    Watford                  Home PL   15.00
19/10/99    Marseille                Away EC   19.45 
23/10/99    Tottenham Hotspur        Away PL   15.00
27/10/99    Croatia Zagreb           Away EC   19.45
30/10/99    Aston Villa              home PL   15.00
 2/11/99    Sturm Graz               Home EC   19.45 
 6/11/99    Leicester City           Home PL   15.00
20/11/99    Derby County             Away PL   15.00
24/11/99    ?     EC
27/11/99    Sheffield Wednesday      Away PL   15.00
30/11/99    Tokyo  Palmeiras         WCC       20.00
 1/12/99    ?     WC 4
 4/12/99    Everton                  Home PL   15.00
 8/12/99    ?     EC
11/12/99    FAC 3 Will not enter ...
15/12/99    ?     WC 5
18/12/99    West Ham United          Away PL   15.00
26/12/99    Bradford City            Home PL   15.00
28/12/99    Sunderland               Away PL   20.00  "live on sky"
 3/01/2000  Middlesborough           Home PL   20.00

 ***** 5-14 /01/2000 Brazil WTC  *****   [3-4 games]

*  8/01/2000  FAC 4 Will not enter ...
12/01/2000  ?    WC sf i
15/01/2000  Leeds United             Away PL   15.00
22/01/2000  Arsenal                  Home PL   15.00
26/01/2000  ?    WC sf ii
* 29/01/2000  FAC 5 Will not enter ...
 5/02/2000  Coventry City            Home PL   15.00
12/02/2000  Newcastle United         Away PL   15.00
* 19/02/2000  FAC 6 Will not enter ...
26/02/2000  Wimbledon                Away PL   15.00
27/02/2000  ?   Wembley WC f
 1/03/2000  ?   EC
 4/03/2000  Liverpool                Home PL   15.00
 8/03/2000  ?   EC
11/03/2000  Derby County             Home PL   15.00
15/03/2000  ?   EC
18/03/2000  Leicester City           Away PL   15.00
22/03/2000  ?   EC
25/03/2000  Bradford City            Away PL   15.00
 1/04/2000  West Ham United          Home PL   15.00
 5/04/2000  ?   EC qf i
 8/04/2000  Middlesborough           Away PL   15.00
*  9/04/2000  FAC sf Will not enter ...
15/04/2000  Sunderland               Home PL   15.00
19/04/2000  ?   EC qf ii
22/04/2000  Southampton              Away PL   15.00
24/04/2000  Chelsea                  Home PL   15.00
29/04/2000  West Ham United          Away PL   15.00
 3/05/2000  ?   EC sf i
 6/05/2000  Tottenham Hotspur        Home PL   15.00
10/05/2000  ?   EC sf ii
14/05/2000  Aston Villa              Away PL   15.00
* 20/05/2000 Wembley FAC f Will not enter ...
24/05/2000  ?    EC f



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Subject: ANOTHER LATE SHOW FROM UNITED Group D: Manchester United 2 Marseille 1 Not quite as dramatic a finale as at the Nou Camp last May, but Manchester United will not be complaining after yet another trademark comeback. With 12 minutes remaining, United were on course to record their first competitive defeat of 1999 following Ibrahima Bakayoko's shock 41st-minute goal. It looked like it was going to be one of those nights for United as nothing they tried would come off. But as manager Sir Alex Ferguson likes to boast, his is a team which does not know the meaning of defeat and just like in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich they never gave up. They spared their fans the agony of having to wait until stoppage time before scoring and instead they sank Marseille with a double salvo in the 78th and 82nd minutes from Andy Cole and Paul Scholes. Marseille will be heartbroken, but in the end justice was done after United had largely bossed proceedings from start to finish. United now top Group D with seven points at the halfway point of the first phase. As if conscious that United's defence of their Champions League crown has yet to catch light, Ferguson did his best to hype up this game against their chief rivals. United had looked like a learner driver struggling to find second gear in their opening two games against Croatia Zagreb and Sturm Graz. Sure, they beat Sturm 3-0 in Austria last week, but their performance still lacked the Treble-winners' customary zip. ''This is the big one,'' declared Ferguson as the group's two heavyweights went head-to-head at Old Trafford. Perhaps this battlecry was intended more for his own players' ears and Ferguson admitted in his programme notes that: ''United have not performed like a team which, not so long ago, won a Triple crown.'' Despite missing nine players through injury and ineligibility, Ferguson still managed to field a formidable side and Raimond van der Gouw returned in goal, Phil Neville to the defence and Cole to the attack. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started again on the left and it was clear that Ferguson intended to go for goal. Prodded on by David Beckham's pinpoint passes and crosses that is just what United did. Stephane Porato was soon earning his week's wages and the Marseille goalkeeper punched away one Solskjaer shot before he blocked a Nicky Butt drive. Dwight Yorke then fed Cole only for the United hitman to shoot agonisingly wide under pressure from Yannick Fischer. The Old Trafford faithful sensed the breakthrough was near and United went closer still when Beckham unlocked the Marseille defence with a deep ball to Cole. He played in Yorke only for Porato to spread himself and block his shot with his legs. Porato is viewed as a future French international, but he did not look it when he came and missed a Beckham corner. However the orange-clad goalkeeper escaped being tangoed as Solskjaer blazed over. Then totally out of the blue, Marseille stunned United and their fans by taking the lead. Before the game Ferguson had claimed he would never be able to stamp out his team's ''suicidal defending'' and his words came back to haunt him on 41 minutes. Henning Berg gave the ball away to Bakayoko and the striker, who was cruelly nicknamed ''Bakajoko'' because he did so little right at Everton last season, raced through to fire home. A distraught Berg could hardly believe his blunder and was left holding his head in his hands. United were riled and Scholes hit a rasping drive just over the bar from 30 yards out. United's pressure and frustration grew after the interval. First Cole and then Solskjaer were played through in good positions, but each time they failed to hit the target. Ferguson's side were now camped in the Marseille half, but still the equaliser would not come as the French side defended like their lives depended upon it and even ex-Middlesbrough star Fabrizio Ravanelli dropped back to help out. United's cause was not helped by the fourth official's defective electronic board when they tried to bring Quinton Fortune on in the 70th minute. By the time word got through to Solskjaer that he was the player coming off, two minutes had elapsed. With 13 minutes remaining, on came one of the heroes of that Cup-winning performance against Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp, Teddy Sheringham, as United hoped he could make the breakthrough like he did on that unforgettable May night. A minute later United did find the back of the net, but the scorer was Cole and not Sheringham. Jaap Stam touched on Beckham's free-kick from the left and Cole netted with a spectacular overhead kick. It was Cole's 13th goal in Europe's premier club competition and he needs just one more to equal Denis Law's record. United were not finished yet and eight minutes from time Scholes netted the winner. He raced on to Yorke's header and as he stumbled to the ground he hooked the ball home.
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Subject: SIR ALEX SALUTES SIDE'S SPIRIT By Paul Walker, PA Sport Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to the never-say-die spirit of his Manchester United stars after their 2-1 late-late show success against Marseille. And he claimed that teams that take risks, like United had to do at the end, deserve success. He said: "You take risks, and you deserve everything you get from a game like that." But the Old Trafford boss admitted he was not confident of their ability to stage another last ditch comeback as time slipped away against a defiant Marseille side. Ferguson saw a tremendous overhead kick from Andy Cole and an even later scrambled winner from Paul Scholes rescue United's group D dreams and put them top of the group. He said: "I wasn't confident in the second half with us 1-0 down and time running out. "But I am always confident that we will never give in. The qualities of determination and persistence are always in abundance at Manchester United, and that is why we won. "But I felt we deserved to win over the 90 minutes because we created more chances. Because you score late people think you are lucky, but we were never lucky in this one. Ferguson admitted that the French side did a superb job in closing down the threat from David Beckham. He said: "They handled Beckham well. And because we had Solskjaer as a third attacker it meant we were not getting any sort of crosses into the box. "So you have to take a risk, and that was taking off Henning Berg and playing man for man in defence. I'm sure Berg was happy at the end and delighted to thank his team mates for the goals that cancelled out his mistake." Talking about United's killer strikes, Fergie added: "Andy Cole's goal was pure instinct, the keeper had no chance. The second by Paul Scholes was the reward for sheer tenacity. "To be able to force the ball home like that while he was on the ground was a great effort." Marseille coach Rolland Courbis said: "Manchester United were the superior side, but it was bitterly disappointing and hard to take that they were allowed to score two goals that late." © PA Sporting Life
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Subject: And some people said...........From: The Old Fart Tonight we witnessed one of the finest exhibitions of forward play you could ever wish to see. Running off the ball, playing others in, taking the weight, competing in the air, dropping off, going wide, and scoring a goal that the King (Law) himself would have been honoured to score. And some people on the List said the lad couldn't play. Dearie, dearie me. "Oh Andy Cole, Andy, Andy, Andy Cole................................" !!!! Keep the faith, Pete
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Subject: Can it possibly be right? REDitorial from: The Old Fart If the seagulls are to be believed (and I think they are on this occasion) then David Beckham has been summonsed to appear before an FA Committee in order to discuss his 'attitude'. It is further reported that should the FA not be satisfied that his 'attitude' has changed (for the 'better', presumably) then he risks a fairly lengthy ban (they say five matches). David Beckham has suffered more verbal abuse (from the terraces) and physical abuse (on the pitch - witness last Wednesday) than any player that I can remember in a very long time - and my memory goes back considerably longer than most of you. Things have been chanted at David Beckham about himself, his wife and child. The things said about his wife and child would bring out a (negative) reaction in even the most passive of Listees, so disgusting are these comments. Last evening Michael (Golden bollocks) Owen very nearly ended the career of an Everton player with what can only be described as the most obscene challenge. It is not the first time he has done this as Manchester United supporters know only too well. It has been described today, by the self same seagulls, as the act of a 'totally committed player' and as a 'boisterous challenge'. As far as I am led to believe the FA intend to take no further action, other, that is, than to register the caution (yellow card) given for the offence. Is there anybody out there who thinks as I do that there is something wrong with the above. Am I paranoid? Of course I am. Perhaps those amongst us with a 'clearer vision' and possessing a more 'balanced view' than myself might be so kind as to explain to the rest of us (at least the other 'paranoids' like myself) just what the hell is going on. Keep the faith, Pete
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Subject: Man Utd 2 - 1 Marseille Cole and Scholes rescue United Guardian Report Cole 79, Scholes 83 | Bakayoko 41 David Lacey at Old Trafford Wednesday September 29, 1999 Two late goals in four minutes, from an Andy Cole overhead kick and a persevering effort by Paul Scholes, gave Manchester United a victory which had threatened to elude them so long at Old Trafford. A goal from Ibrahima Bakayoko, formerly of Everton, had posed an unexpected threat to United's chances of retaining the European Cup. The Ivory Coast striker exploited a mistake by Henning Berg to give Marseille the lead towards the end of the first half after the holders had missed several chances. United and Marseille were comfortably placed to go through from Group D and last night a draw was going to do neither side much harm. That said, United had never previously defeated French opposition at Old Trafford and now seemed as good a time as any to buck the trend. Not that they were particularly well equipped to do so. Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville were missing along with several long-term casualties including Ronny Johnsen. Sure, United wanted to win but it was imperative they did not lose. A similar thought had occurred to Marseille whose coach Rolland Courbis rested Robert Pires, their most inspirational player, and played five defenders. The French team, then, approached the match much as Sir Alex Ferguson expected, although United's manager had not envisaged both Ibrahama Bakayoko and Fabrizio Ravanelli playing up front. For United it was a familiar European situation. Marseille were prepared to allow them space in midfield but equally ready to crowd the corridors nearer goal. United could advance so far at their ease but needed more accuracy and imagination than usual to create a clear scoring chance. Stephane Porato had to make two sharp saves in the opening 12 minutes, keeping out a cross-shot from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who had been set up by Dwight's Yorke's pass, and blocking a tumbling low drive from Nicky Butt following David Beckham's corner. United's ability to improvise opportunities from awkward angles and heights was as important as their more calculated movements. With Stephane Dalmat holding the ball well under pressure and Bakayoko thudding a 25-yard shot into the midriff of Raimond van der Gouw it was clear that Marseille had not come merely to defend. Nevertheless this was what they were forced to do for long periods. The holders' first clear chance arrived in the 22nd minute - and Andy Cole missed it. A brisk exchange of passes with Dwight Yorke caught Marseille square at the back and Cole was through on goal, but only to shoot wide. At this level such opportunities should not be scorned too often although the way United were playing to it was hard to believe they would not score sooner or later. Beckham was showing signs of outwitting Patrick Blondeau and when Beckham prospers so, more often than not, do United. Still the chances came and went. On the half-hour Cole laid off a high ball from Beckham to Yorke, who was through on goal and seemed certain to score. But Yorke hesitated a fraction before shooting and this allowed Porato the split-second he needed to smother the danger. So completely were United dominating the game territorially that the longer they went without scoring the more likely it seemed they would be punished. That is so often the way in football and last night this is precisely what happened three minutes before half-time. Marseille took the lead in a manner which was utterly simple but at the same time breathtakingly spectacular. There seemed to be little danger as Henning Berg moved on to the ball midway inside his own half, but then he slipped and was caught in possession by Bakayoko, who scampered on to beat Van der Gouw with a shot off the underside of the bar. Still Ferguson's team could not take their chances. Cole did go closer early in the second half when he accepted a pass from Yorke before driving the ball wide from a tight angle, and Solskjaer did the same after taking on the defence for speed. United's passing became ragged, their crosses vague. Marseille began to gain more of the ball which enabled them to slow the tempo. Man Utd Van Der Gouw; Irwin, Berg, Stam, P Neville; Beckham, Butt, Scholes, Solskjaer; Cole, Yorke. Olympique Marseille Porato; Fischer, Issa, Gallas; Perez, Brando, Luccin, Dalmat, Blondeau; Ravanelli, Bakayoko.
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Subject: BBC report Man Utd 2-1 Marseille Manchester United left it late again as two belated goals in the space of four minutes rescued their Champions League campaign. With United trailling to a shock Ibrahim Bakayoko breakaway goal, Andy Cole equalised with a sensational overhead kick eleven minutes from time. And four minutes later England midfielder Paul Scholes' persistance paid off as he somehow stayed on his feet to poke home a Dwight Yorke flick-on. But for nearly 80 minutes it looked as though for all United's pressure the night would belong to Bakayoko. Sore point The Frenchman had a major point to prove after his brief stay at Everton ended in failure last season. His was Marseille's only real goal-scoring chance but he took it calmly to sent United into the break one down at Old Trafford. The scoreline could not have been less reflective of the play as Alex Ferguson's men dominated in every area of play. Cole and Dwight Yorke's usual telepathic anticipation was evident as they linked up promisingly in a dozen or more United moves. Marseille keeper Porato had to beat away fierce early drives from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Nicky Butt, who let loose from a tempting Henning Berg knock-down. One two Cole had the first of a flurry of chances when Yorke played a one-two perfectly into his stride but Yannick Fischer did just enough to force him to curl his shot wide. Cole then set up a fantastic chance for his partner to grab the lead when he brought a high ball down perfectly on the outside of his boot. It fell invitingly into the path of Yorke but he fired his eight-yard shot into the body of Stephane Porato. Solskjaer fired narrowly over the bar from the resulting corner and it appeared as if United were not going to be able to convert their pressure into goals. Not that Marseille - with only Bakayoko operating as a lone striker - looked threatening. Defensive lapse But with four minutes to go until the interval Bakayoko stole the ball off the dithering Berg and raced unchallenged towards the United goal where he thumped a left-foot shot under the body of Van Der Gouw. After the interval United began where they left off, Cole and Yorke's electric passing setting up chances from all angles. Cole and Solskjaer fired inches wide, the Norwegian hit the post and although Scholes pounced on the re-bound his header was too weak to trouble Porato. But United's last-gasp heroics in Barcelona last season taught them the power of perseverance. They refused to panic and sure enough, after Teddy Sheringham replaced Berg, they finally found a way through the French defence in the 78th minute. It was a text-book goal - Beckham slapping a high free-kick to the far post where it was headed back across the face of goal by Jaap Stam and Cole, rising from six-yards, thumped in the bicycle kick. With eight minutes to go Scholes stole the points from United's biggest Group D threat when he muscled his way into the box to latch onto a Yorke header. The England international lost his footing and could have tried to claim the penalty but stumbled on to somehow poke the ball home. The result puts United top of Group D, one point ahead of Marseille and three points ahead of Croatia Zagreb. Teams: Man Utd: Van Der Gouw, Irwin, Stam, Berg, Neville, Beckham, Butt, Scholes, Solskjaer, Cole, Yorke. Subs: Bosnich, Sheringham, Cruyff, Clegg, Fortune, Wilson, Greening. Marseille: Porato, Blondeau, Gallas, Fischer, Perez, Issa, Luccin, Dalmat, Ravanelli, Bakayoko, Brando. Subs: Trevisan, Pires, De La Pena, Belmadi, Keita, Diawara, Reina. Referee: Jose Maria Garcia-aranda (Spain)
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Subject: RESULT Min by Min GOAL KING COLE SINKS MARSEILLE FT: Manchester United 2 Marseille 1 90 mins: The referee blows the whistle to end a thoroughly entertaining game. 89 mins: Marseille looked stunned but still attempt to press forward but United seem to have things sorted in defence. 85 mins: Michael Clegg replaces Andy Cole to keep it tight at the back for the home side. 82 mins: GOAL - SCHOLES - From wonder goal to scrappy goal as a ball is flighted to the edge of the box, headed on by Cole and tapped in at the second attempt by Scholes. 79 mins: GOAL - COLE - Andy Cole scores a gem of a goal to get United right back in the game. The move starts from a Beckham free-kick which is aimed at the edge of the box and is headed back into the danger area by Stam. The ball finds Cole who acrobatically scores from an overhead kick into the bottom right of the goal. 76 mins: Sir Alec Ferguson is clearly worried and sends Teddy Sheringham on to replace Henning Berg. 75 mins: Time is running out for United and so are attacking ideas! 70 mins: Quinton Fortune replaces Solskjaer 68 mins: Stephane Dalmat breaks from midfield and is forced to go to the left but still manages to get in a shot. 64 mins: How many chances can United miss? This time Butt flights a ball in from the edge of the box on the right and Solskjaer puts it into the path of Scholes who can only manage a weak effort which is easily saved by Porato. 61 mins: Ravanelli is replaced by Robert Pires. 58 mins: United dig deep to get that all-important goal but Marseille defend in numbers to quell the danger. 52 mins: United win a free-kick thirty yards out but Beckham hits his effort well over into the stands. 50 mins: Solskjaer comes in from the right and his effort goes just across the face of the goal, almost a carbon copy on Cole chance two minutes earlier. 48 mins: Solskjaer sends the ball into the box and Yorke chests in down for Cole, but the United frontman hits it across the face of goal. 46 mins; The second half starts. 45 mins: The referee blows the whistle to end a frustrating first half for United. 40 mins: GOAL - BAKAYOKO - Berg slips while in possession 40-yards out and Bakayoko hussles the ball from him, heads for goal and cracks a shot into the top left hand corner. 39 mins: With the game approaching half-time the pace begins to slow with United seemingly running out of ideas. 33 mins: Bakayoko breaks from midfield but the striker takes the ball too far on the right and his weak shot goes wide. 30 mins: United get another great chance to take the lead when Beckham hits a lovely high pass from the middle of the park, the ball finds Cole who touches it to Yorke, but again Yorke can't find the finishing touch and the 'keeper does well to clear the immediate danger. 26 mins: A cross-field ball find Dennis Irwin on the edge of the box, Irwin, playing at right-back, heads the ball into the path of Yorke but the Trinidadian can't get the ball on target with a chip from the acute angle 21 mins: United get their best chance to take the lead thus far with Yorke threading a perfectly weighted ball to Cole, but the former Newcastle striker hits his shot just wide of the post. 19 mins: United win a corner taken by Beckham but Dwight Yorke hits the ensuing header over the crossbar. 15 mins: Former Everton man Ibrahima Bakayoko tries his luck on the edge on the box for Marseille, but after keeping the ball away from three United players his shot failed to trouble United 'keeper Raimond Van Der Gouw. 11 mins: United win a corner and Henning Berg wins the ball in the air and heads it down to Nicky Butt who hits his shot straight at the 'keeper. 8 mins: David Beckham cuts in from the right and flights a tremendous cross-field pass to Solskjaer on the left but the little dynamo falls as he attempts to tee up a shot. 5 mins: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, playing in an unfamilar left-sided position, takes the ball down the wing, cuts inside, and hits a cracking shot that Marseille 'keeper Stephano Porato parries away. 4 mins: Both sides fail to get the ball under control and the game becomes somewhat scrappy. 1 mins: Manchester United begin on the attack but Marseille immediately attempt to slow the game down. 1 mins: Spanish referee Jose Garcia-Aranda gets the match under way. © PA Sporting Life
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Subject: Manchester United v Marseille By Paul Walker, PA Sport Everton misfit Ibrahima Bakayoko made Manchester United pay for more suicidal defending and a host of missed chances at Old Trafford tonight. The French striker, who failed comprehensively to live up to his billing in his one season on Merseyside last term, blasted Marseille into a first-half lead. Bakayoko had been a solitary figure up-front for the French side, but he pounced on a terrible blunder by Henning Berg to grab the lead. The French side was skippered by another Premiership misfit - Fabrizio Ravanelli - and included three other players with top-flight experience in England: Bakayoko and Patrick Blondeau, Sebastian Perez. United had Irish full-back Denis Irwin equalling Peter Schmeichel's all-time record of 36 European Cup appearances for the club, and the defending champions were instantly on the attack. After four minutes Andy Cole's touch found Ole Solskjaer, who was occupying Ryan Giggs' left side role. The Norwegian cut inside and blistered in a drive that was beaten away by keeper Stephane Porato. Two minutes later Solskjaer crossed from the left, and Cole's header cleared the bar. From David Beckham's 10th-minute corner the ball broke for Nicky Butt, who drilled a fierce shot at Porato, with the keeper making a fine block in a packed area. The assault on the French goal continued when Dwight Yorke sent Cole racing through the middle, but under pressure from Yannick Fischer, the United striker sent his shot inches wide of the post. At this stage Marseille's only shot had been a low 30-yard freekick from Ravanelli that had failed to trouble Raimond Van Der Gouw. It was still all United. Phil Neville's long ball from the left found Irwin racing in from the other flank. But he could not control his header across goal to provide Cole and Yorke with a realistic chance, the ball sailing away from Yorke's desperate lunge. United's wastefulness continued. Beckham's 29th-minute ball deep into the French area was touched sideways by Cole for a totally unmarked Yorke. But from just 12 yards, Porato was able to produce another fine block with his body. Marseille were playing in the now predictable way for European visitors to Old Trafford. Bakayoko was on his own up-front with the rest of his colleagues playing deep behind him. Their breaks over the halfway line were occasional but United still managed to find their way through the massed ranks frequently, but without taking advantage. But then United were made to pay for all those misses. And it was Bakayoko, of all people, who did the damage. Berg was caught in possession by the Ivory Coast international, who raced away on his own to smash in a drive that Van der Gouw got a hand to, but could not stop cannoning into the top corner. HT Manchester United 0 Marseille 1 The chances kept coming after the break, and United kept throwing them away. On 48 minutes Neville's ball in was turned on by Yorke for Cole to force his way round the flank of the defence, and fire in a fizzing low drive that flashed inches wide of the far post. Two minutes later Solskjaer worked himself into exactly the same position, with the same result - a cross shot that just missed the far post. Marseille replaced Ravanelli with 26-year-old Robert Pires after 60 minutes, and a minute later Peter Luccin cut in from the left to drive a 25-yarder that only just missed Van Der Gouw's left-hand post. Another chance went begging when Nicky Butt lifted the ball beyond the far post and Solskjaer nodded it back. But Cole just could not turn quickly enough to push the ball home from a couple of yards. Marseille were getting more confident in attack and Stephane Dalmat went on a surging run and fired in a shot that Van der Gouw had to save at the foot of a post. Frustration was now affecting players and fans as United's attacks continued to splutter and break down. Alex Ferguson sent on Quinton Fortune after 71 minutes for Solskjaer, and it was clear something had to be done to change the pattern of a game that was running away from United. Porato had to come out quickly to scoop up the ball from Cole's toes, but by now the chances were also beginning to dry up. FT Manchester United 2 Marseille 1 The next change was Teddy Sheringham for Berg after 75 minutes as United sought to change the course of the game. Three minutes later they finally managed to break through Marseille's defence. Beckham's freekick from the right was headed back across the six-yard box by Jaap Stam, and Cole at last got one on target, connecting with a bicycle kick for his 13th goal in the competition. Now United produced another of their famed late comebacks when they went ahead two minutes later. Paul Scholes forced his way into the box chasing a Cole headed pass. The midfielder stumbled, got up and still managed to force the ball home from a couple of yards. Intro: Manchester United staged another of their famed comebacks to grab a crucial Champions League victory with two goals in the final 12 minutes. It gave the champions leadership of group D, and put them within striking distance of qualification for the next stage. Marseille had been holding onto a first-half lead given them by former Everton striker Ibrahima Bakayoko. But after a glut of chances had been created and squandered by United, they finally salvaged victory with late efforts by Andy Cole and Paul Scholes.
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Subject: CHADWICK CALL-UP/PALMEIRAS COME GOOD ENGLAND GO FOR UNITED YOUTH Wednesday, September 29, 1999 12:06 Manchester United's latest youth team product, Luke Chadwick, has again been named in Howard Wilkinson's England Under-21 squad. Luke, who made his debut in an England shirt against Luxembourg earlier this month, is in the party to face Denmark on October 8 in a friendly in Bradford. Also, Danny Webber has been named in the Under 18 squad for the forthcoming UEFA Championship qualifiers, which will see England face Spain, Cyprus and San Marino. PALMEIRAS EXTEND UNBEATEN RUN Wednesday, September 29, 1999 09:50 United's opponents in the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo in November have refound their jockstraps. After some inconsistency earlier in the season, which their coach blamed on the players concentrating on the approaching Eclipse of the Sun, Palmeiras have now put together a six-match unbeaten run in the Brazilian championship. They're looking good to qualify for the next round, at a pub yet to be decided. The last fortnight was a remarkable one for Palmeiras. The South American champions won vital points and rose up the table in the Brazilian championship. The team now seems to be more concentrated on the Brazilian competition, after coach Luis Felipe Scolari blamed the club's bad results at the beginning of the competition on the fact that “the players were thinking too much of getting autographs during the Manchester United match”. Seven points in two crooked matches took Palmeiras from 15th place up to seventh. Palmeiras beat Sport Recipe 1-0 on September 15. The team then beat Paranorma 1-0 in an away match on September 22, with a goal scored by Phallix (who plays usually for the stiffs). Last weekend, Palmeiras had a 1-1 draw with Frey Bentos, also a Sao Paulo club. Hence, Palmeiras will meet two Paulista clubs in the next rounds: Sportyguesa this Wednesday and Sao Vinegar on October 3. Palmeiras have now gone six matches in a row without a shooting in the Brazilian championship. Eight teams will qualify to the next round of the Brazilian championship. Palmeiras are currently looking good for the next round, but the fixture list clearly shows the priorities at the club: the team plays its last match on November 11, and travels to Tokyo a few days after. Coach Scolari might not like it, but Palmeiras are focusing on the Tokyo match. This website is the only really naff website of Manchester United Football Club and is ©Copyright Manchester United PLC (the "Goldmine") and Trans World International Team (UK) Inc ("TWIT") 1998. Commercial reproduction, distribution or transmission of any part or parts of this website or any information contained therein by any means whatsoever without the prior written permission of either the Club or TWIT is inevitable. Archive photographs supplied by Oldcrap Applications. ©Copyright courtesy of Manchester Evening News, Allsport, David Meek, Mad Barry of Aalborg, Coloursport, Action Images and a fat bloke with a flash looking camera who sits behind the goal getting wet on behalf of Manchester United Football Club.
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