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Old Trafford, England

Referee: P Durkin | Attendance: 67580

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Arsenal are Champions


  • Sylvain Wiltord 57'
  • 90'

    Sylvain Wiltord's goal seals the glory at Old Trafford: it finishes 1-0 to the Gunners

  • 90'


  • 90'

    With seconds left, Parlour hits a shot which is deflected... Barthez gathers

  • 90'

    This has been a magnificent performance by Arsenal, worthy of clinching the Double

  • 90'

    Scholes hits a snapshot from outside the area as the ball rebounds to him - it slices off the outside of his boot and drifts wide

  • 90'

    Van Nistelrooy heads a cross down - and Vieira slams it out of harm's way

  • 90'

    We're on the brink of injury time, and Arsenal - who need only a point for the title - lead 1-0 at Old Trafford

  • 89'

    Just a few seconds separate Arsenal from their second Double under Arsene Wenger

  • 88'

    Keane plays the ball in - too far ahead of Fortune. Lee Dixon is coming on for Arsenal, and Kanu will make way

  • 87'

    Huge noise from the travelling fans now, morose silence from the home faithful. Wiltord and Parlour have the ball - they can't keep it by the corner flag and it's a goal-kick

  • 86'

    ...which Keane gets a head to and can only divert wide

  • 85'

    Solskjaer gets away - he crosses and it's cleared to Brown who is thwarted by a strong challenge. It's a corner...

  • 84'

    Parlour has been tireless, and he picks up another loose ball in midfield. Lauren fouls Fortune, but it's miles away from the Arsenal goal. He gets booked...

  • 84'

    Fortune on the ball - then Phil Neville hits a pass straight out of play

  • 83'

    On the touchline, Ferguson ushers his side forward - but they haven't been able to create a chance in this second half yet

  • 82'

    Brown fouls Wiltord...then Giggs fouls Edu. It's frustration, pure and simple, from the Old Trafford players

  • 81'

    Scholes doing his utmost to get things moving - Silvestre is well-challenged by Arsenal as he moves to shoot

  • 80'

    Ten minutes between Arsenal and the Double... or ten minutes for Manchester United to find two goals

  • 80'

    ...and again, the Highbury side are keeping the ball with consummate coolness

  • 79'

    Free-kick to United - inside their own half, though, and Vieira steps in to win it in any case

  • 78'

    Ferguson's side are spending long spells inside their own half - they have to find an extra gear as we approach the final ten minutes

  • 77'

    ...again the men in yellow are using the ball intelligently and patiently, frustrating United and their fans

  • 76'

    Keane and Giggs link: Giggs provides a poor final ball and Arsenal step in

  • 75'

    Fortune has a chance to cross, and can only flight the ball into the Stretford End. Time running out

  • 74'

    The ball bounces to Fortune, but Arsenal are streaming back and win it again. Once more, Wenger's men are cool in possession. Kanu shoots - wide

  • 74'

    ...Ljungberg crosses and Vieira is robbed as he looks to shoot. That could have sealed matters

  • 73'

    Giggs crosses, Keown heads clear and Wiltord is looking to break out...

  • 72'

    ...and is very close to freeing Wiltord in the area once again. Silvestre does well to tidy things up

  • 71'

    Parlour takes the fight forward for Arsenal once again...

  • 70'

    Scholes sprays a ball wide for Giggs - it's too hard, too high and gives Arsenal possession once again

  • 69'

    Giggs makes his best run of the night, weaving his way across the Arsenal defence, but Solskjaer can't make anything of it under pressure

  • 68'

    Forlan is off, Quinton Fortune on as Ferguson looks to shake things up for United with a little over 20 minutes left

  • 68'

    Keane prompting United forward again - they need two goals to keep their title hopes alive and deny the Gunners

  • 67'

    Barthez gets there first and looks to get United on the move straight away

  • 66'

    ...Wiltord comes forward and looks for Ljungberg with a teasing cross...

  • 65'

    He'll become the latest player to see a yellow card...

  • 64'

    Increasing attempts to up the pace from the home side... Blanc is coming further and further forward, but gives away a free-kick

  • 63'

    In the middle of the mayhem, Arsenal are looking increasingly assured when they have the ball

  • 63'

    Increasing signs of frustration among Sir Alex Ferguson's side

  • 62'

    Another United foul: Kanu the victim, Giggs the guilty party

  • 61'

    Van Nistelrooy tumbles in the area - both Keown and Campbell react furiously, accusing him of making the most of a challenge

  • 60'

    ...his cross is headed away. All the noise is coming from the visiting supporters just at the moment

  • 59'

    Forlan, chasing back, fouls Edu to concede a free-kick: Arsenal come forward with Parlour...

  • 58'

    Veron makes way for van Nistelrooy: can the Dutchman change things?

  • 58'

    Ruud van Nistelrooy will be coming on for United as they search desperately for a way to turn this around

  • 57'

    And that could clinch the double - Wiltord with a potentially historic contribution

  • 56'

    Suddenly, the goal that could be so vital - Ljungberg finds himself through on goal from Wiltord's pass: Barthez saves but Wiltord follows up to slot the ball into the net. 1-0 Arsenal!

  • 55'

    Another good Forlan run: his cross, though, is too close to the alert Seaman

  • 54'

    Barthez scuffs his goal-kick but Brown is there to stop Wiltord as he tries to take advantage

  • 53'

    Good running by Forlan: Campbell stops him and Veron, following up, balloons his attempted cross into the Stretford End

  • 52'

    An offside flag stops Ljungberg as he darts into the area: not a contentious decision that time

  • 51'

    Kanu tries his luck from long range: it's well hit, but Barthez is perfectly placed to gather

  • 51'

    It's a poor one and Arsenal clear with no problems - but a bright start to the second half

  • 50'

    ...then Giggs crosses to Forlan, and Campbell does well to usher it out for a corner

  • 50'

    Barthez punches and Ryan Giggs, back in his own area, completes the clearance

  • 49'

    At the other end, Edu gets a low cross in after good work by Ljungberg and Wiltord - it just eludes Kanu and goes for a corner...

  • 48'

    Veron's charging forward again, but the move breaks down as Forlan fails to control the ball

  • 47'

    The most threatening move that United have put together so far

  • 47'

    Forlan escapes down the right and crosses low - Veron tries to get there, and David Seaman eventually gathers as the ball ricochets back towards him

  • 46'

    It's swung in and cleared - Cole plays it back, but the Gunners can't make anything of that

  • 45'

    Arsenal start the second half: they take a matter of seconds to win a corner through Wiltord

  • 45'

    No goals at the break - Arsenal are 45 minutes away from clinching the championship and the Double at the home of deadly rivals United

  • 45'

    Cole tries a snapshot from the edge of the area, but it's scuffed and apologises its way wide of Barthez' goal

  • 45'

    Silvestre plays it forward - too aimless, and Solskjaer's wearing a look of frustration about that

  • 45'

    Two minutes of added time to be played here...

  • 45'

    It's cleared: Parlour crosses it back, but too high for Wiltord

  • 44'

    Ljungberg does well down the left, winning a throw from which Arsenal win a corner

  • 43'

    Blanc crosses and the ball rebounds to Keane, whose shot from distance is well held by Seaman

  • 42'

    Veron goes for a shot - it hits the wall and Ljungberg tries to feed Parlour, who is thwarted by a harsh offside flag

  • 41'

    ...but his pass into the area is cleared: Edu, though, is booked for obstruction and it's another free-kick, this time further out

  • 41'

    But, 35 yards out and central, it's another United free-kick. Veron looks interested

  • 40'

    Five minutes, plus injury-time, until the break. As it stands, Arsenal will be champions and Double-winners

  • 39'

    ...again, though, it's superb defending from Arsene Wenger's London side

  • 39'

    Vieira is resolute and heads the ball away magnificently. He'll have more to do now - Kanu concedes a free-kick near the area

  • 38'

    Can they create one now? Veron wins a corner...

  • 37'

    Dangerous stuff - but still no really clear-cut chances for the home side

  • 36'

    Good possession from Arsenal - then Campbell dallies and only a great Ray Parlour intervention stops him losing the ball to Giggs

  • 35'

    Now United are on the way forward once more... Keane, Forlan and Giggs are all involved before Campbell clears and Veron concedes a free-kick

  • 34'

    Arsenal enjoy a spell of good possession near the United area, but Lauren overruns the ball and the threat is gone

  • 33'

    Forlan fouls Campbell on the edge of the Gunners area - free-kick, and the visitors will be more than happy with their work so far

  • 32'

    Veron spreads play to Blanc just inside the United half... they've had plenty of the ball, but Arsenal's fine defending has stopped them from creating much with it

  • 31'

    Scholes and Keown appear to tangle... Veron skims the ball in low and Seaman saves well

  • 30'

    Then Lauren is adjudged to have obstructed Giggs down the left - free-kick in a good crossing position for United...

  • 30'

    It's dealt with - a free-kick is given against Edu as the home side attempt to break out

  • 29'

    Corner to Arsenal after a touchline scramble - again, the home fans are incensed by that decision

  • 28'

    ...there's another Scholes foul on Vieira: he needs to watch it, and United are looking a bit ragged

  • 27'

    Cole chases, but Barthez is there first and gets Scholes on his way

  • 27'

    Vieira is back on his feet and Arsenal can take the free-kick

  • 26'

    So we'll have a minute or two of injury time at the end of this half, it seems

  • 25'

    Silvestre gives the ball away inside the visitors' half, then Arsenal follow that lead. Scrappy but interesting... Keane fouls Vieira and is booked

  • 24'

    It comes to nothing, and so does a Kanu-led break for the Gunners

  • 23'

    He's booked as well... meantime, the ball is back with Barthez, who tries to set his side going again

  • 23'

    Another bad challenge from the home side - Phil Neville on Wiltord by the touchline

  • 22'

    The home fans didn't like that much, but it looked to be the right decision

  • 21'

    Parlour steals the ball - United get it back and roar forward, only to be stopped by a whistle against Forlan for a push

  • 20'

    ...and he gets a yellow card. Not the most controversial refereeing decision there's ever been

  • 19'

    Scholes crashes in with a late challenge on Edu - it's a bad one...

  • 19'

    Ljungberg loses the ball in midfield: Veron crosses, Forlan can't get there

  • 18'

    Not much at all in the way of chances - plenty in the way of frenzied midfield activity

  • 17'

    Still goalless here as Solskjaer is penalised for a foul on Edu

  • 16'

    Solskjaer is caught offside from a through ball - Forlan was also chasing

  • 15'

    ...not much - the ball is cleared and the visitors are forced to go all the way back to keeper Seaman

  • 15'

    Brown is penalised for a foul some 35 yards out - what can Arsenal do with this?

  • 14'

    Forlan overruns the ball under pressure, but Scholes does well and then Lauren stops Silvestre down the left

  • 13'

    Brown eventually intercepts and Barthez takes charge of the situation

  • 12'

    Ljungberg does well for Arsenal, carrying the fight forward - they're keeping the ball intelligently

  • 11'

    Keane is penalised for a high challenge on Vieira: the Gunners have the free-kick

  • 10'

    Possession football from United - until, that is, Brown misplaces his attempted pass to Solskjaer

  • 9'

    Brown tidies up well under pressure from Wiltord: the atmosphere and the game are both bubbling along nicely so far

  • 8'

    A long Phil Neville throw brings another corner - United stepping up the pace. Seaman, though, is adjudged to have been fouled

  • 7'

    The momentum ends as Giggs' attempted pass is too powerful for Keane to keep in play

  • 7'

    It's taken quickly, and the ball is only just diverted away from the waiting Wes Brown

  • 6'

    Forlan's looking busy - he sets United in motion and Scholes tries his luck from long range. It deflects over the top for a corner...

  • 5'

    Kanu has a shot from a long way out, and it fizzes harmlessly wide of the post

  • 4'

    Throw to Arsenal, midway inside their own half...

  • 3'

    Arsenal are penalised for a foul on Keane, and again United watch as the ball eludes them and goes for a Gunners goal-kick

  • 3'

    United clear and attempt to break with Giggs: the best he can get is a throw down the right

  • 2'

    It is, as you'd expect, a frantic start... Parlour crosses and Wiltord shoots. Blanc is there with a great block, and it's an Arsenal corner...

  • 1'

    Vieira flicks on: Arsenal, though, can't make anything of that


    United play it forward - but that's far too long, and it's a goal-kick to the Gunners


    United get things under way - Forlan is up front and Ruud van Nistelrooy takes a place on the bench


    Thunderous noise inside the stadium - Arsenal could be just 90 minutes away from Double glory


    The teams are on their way out of the Old Trafford tunnel - it's one of the biggest nights the Premiership has seen


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Manchester United

POS No Name


1 Fabien Barthez


6 Laurent Blanc


12 Phil Neville


24 Wes Brown


27 Mikael Silvestre


4 Juan Sebastián Verón
10 Ruud van Nistelrooy


11 Ryan Giggs


16 Roy Keane


18 Paul Scholes


20 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


21 Diego Forlán
25 Quinton Fortune
POS No Name
G 13 Roy Carroll
D 22 Ronnie Wallwork
D 30 John O'Shea
M 25 Quinton Fortune
F 10 Ruud van Nistelrooy


POS No Name


1 David Seaman


3 Ashley Cole


5 Martin Keown


23 Sol Campbell


4 Patrick Vieira


8 Freddie Ljungberg


12 Lauren


15 Ray Parlour


17 Edu


11 Sylvain Wiltord


25 Nwankwo Kanu
2 Lee Dixon
POS No Name
G 24 Richard Wright
D 2 Lee Dixon
D 26 Igors Stepanovs
F 9 Francis Jeffers
F 10 Dennis Bergkamp

Match Stats

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0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
4 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0