Featured Matches
Previous
Manchester City
Liverpool
(1) 2
(3) 2
FT-Pens
Game Details
Vitesse Arnhem
Chelsea
1
3
FT
Game Details
AEL
Zenit St Petersburg
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Copenhagen
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Grasshoppers
Lille
0
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Besiktas
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
Celtic
4
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Aktobe Lento
Steaua Bucuresti
2
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Qarabag
SV Salzburg
2
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
AEL
Zenit St Petersburg
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Copenhagen
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
HJK Helsinki
Apoel Nicosia
2
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Grasshoppers
Lille
0
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Besiktas
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Partizan Belgrade
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Standard Liege
Panathinaikos
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
AaB
Dinamo Zagreb
0
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
NK Maribor
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
Celtic
4
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Vitesse Arnhem
Chelsea
1
3
FT
Game Details
Chesterfield
Aston Villa
3
1
FT
Game Details
Hartlepool United
Middlesbrough
0
2
FT
Game Details
Walsall
Leicester City
2
3
FT
Game Details
York City
Nottingham Forest
1
2
FT
Game Details
Bury
Blackburn Rovers
1
1
FT
Game Details
Chester City
Tranmere Rovers
1
1
FT
Game Details
Peterborough United
Charlton Athletic
0
0
FT
Game Details
Plymouth Argyle
Yeovil Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Port Vale
Bolton Wanderers
1
2
FT
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Newcastle United
0
1
FT
Game Details
Southend United
Queens Park Rangers
0
0
FT
Game Details
St Neots Town
Luton XI
0
0
FT
Game Details
DC United
Toronto FC
3
0
FT
Game Details
New England
Colorado
3
0
FT
Game Details
Chicago
Vancouver Whitecaps
0
0
FT
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
New York Red Bulls
1
1
ESPN2 FT
Game Details
Bolívar
San Lorenzo
1
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 5
Game Details
At. San Luis
Santos
3
1
FT
Game Details
Mérida
Toluca
2
1
FT
Game Details
Morelia
Necaxa
1
1
FT
Game Details
Veracruz
Oaxaca
1
2
FT
Game Details
Atlas
Dorados de Sinaloa
3
1
LIVE 76'
Game Details
Celaya
Puebla
0
1
LIVE 95'
Game Details
UNAM
Atlante
1
1
LIVE 69'
Game Details
Novo Hamburgo
ABC
2
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
CR Vasco da Gama
AA Ponte Preta
2
1
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 4 - 1
Game Details
Bragantino
São Paulo
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Internacional
Ceará
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Manchester City
Liverpool
(1) 2
(3) 2
FT-Pens
Game Details
Los Caimanes
César Vallejo
1
0
FT
Game Details
UTC
Juan Aurich
3
1
FT
Game Details
Universitario de Deportes
Real Garcilaso
2
1
FT
Game Details
U. Católica
Mushuc Runa
0
1
FT
Game Details
Emelec
Deportivo Quito
2
0
FT
Game Details
Independiente del Valle
Club Deportivo Cuenca
3
0
FT
Game Details
Olmedo
El Nacional
1
1
FT
Game Details
Liga de Loja
LDU Quito
1
0
FT
Game Details
Manta F.C.
Barcelona
1
3
FT
Game Details
Antigua
Municipal
1
1
FT
Game Details
Washington Spirit
FC Kansas City
2
1
FT
Game Details
Houston Dash
Seattle Reign FC
1
4
FT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Sep 7, 2006

Man Utd's Smith desperate to return to action

Alan Smith is hoping to be back on the Manchester United bench this week after growing heartily sick of sitting in the Old Trafford crowd.

Seven months after horrifically breaking a leg and fracturing an ankle in United's FA Cup defeat to Liverpool, Smith is on the verge of a first-team recall.

With North London duo Tottenham and Arsenal due to visit the Theatre of Dreams either side of Wednesday's Battle of Britain showdown with Celtic, Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to need as many senior stars fit as possible over the next week.

After coming through his third reserve outing unscathed at Stockport on Tuesday, Smith's return to action could not be better timed.

And, while he accepts the Tottenham encounter may have come just too soon, the 25-year-old is convinced his exile will not last much longer.

'I am fed up of watching,' he told MUTV.

'I am just itching to get involved again now. I have had to put the reins on myself a little bit but overall I can't wait.'

After making a big impression during the early months of his United career, Smith's progress has stalled somewhat, especially since he spent last season in midfield as Ferguson searched for an internal successor to Roy Keane.

The move proved to be only a partial success and with Michael Carrick signed and another move for Owen Hargreaves likely in the January transfer window, Smith has now been restored to the striking department, where he will probably battle Louis Saha for a starting spot.

It promises to be an intriguing duel, particularly as Saha has started the season in such good form.

Smith is a renowned battler though and while accepts he is nowhere near sharp enough to be plunged back into first-team combat from the start, he is ready to answer Ferguson's clarion call when it arrives.

'If the gaffer were to ask me if I would be ready for the bench against Spurs, I would say 'yes' without any hesitation,' said Smith.

'Ninety minutes of Premiership football would be very difficult at the moment but to come on as a substitute would be no problem.

'If you are playing at Old Trafford, you get that adrenaline rush and that would see you through.

'If it is not this weekend then we have the Champions League starting next week against Celtic and, with seven allowed on the bench, then there might be a chance.'

Having posted a 100% record from their opening three games, United must avoid the stutter which followed a similar start 12 months ago.

Although it is almost 17 years since Tottenham last beat the Red Devils on enemy territory, Martin Jol's side have secured draws on their previous two visits and could count themselves unlucky not to have done better on both occasions.

Carrick's appearance against his former club so soon after his £18.6million move from White Hart Lane adds extra spice to the fixture, which is likely to be played in front of a record crowd for a United game at Old Trafford.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.