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Date: Sun Oct 04 05:10:23 GMT+00:00 1998
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This Issue:
1. Unforgiving United put Saints to the sword 
2. Clinical United end Dell jinx 


Daily RED Trivia  Sun 4th October:

1911: George Vose born in St Helens. Vose made his debut at Plymouth Argyle in
August 1933, and the skilful Half-back won a Division 2 Championship medal in
1936, and again was in the side that gained promotion in 1938. He made 211
appearances between 1933-39, scoring 1 goal. 

1958: Uniteds Bobby Charlton scores two goals for England as they draw
3-3 with Northern Ireland in Belfast.

1980: United win 2-1 at Nottingham Forest with goals from Steve Coppell and
Lou Macari. The Division 1 game was watched by 29,801. Team was: Bailey,
Nicholl, Albiston, McIlroy, Jovanovic, Moran, Duxbury, Coppell, Jordan,
Macari, Thomas. 


Next 3 games: 
Result/Fixture Index:

Sat 17/10 Wimbledon   (H) PL
Wed 21/10 Brondby     (A) CL
Sat 24/10 Derby       (A) PL

UNITED Stats v Southampton are here:


Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
15/08/98    Leicester City           Home     D  2-2    11    55,052
22/08/98    West Ham United          Away     D  0-0    11    26,039
09/09/98    Charlton Athletic        Home     W  4-1     9    55,147
12/09/98    Coventry City            Home     W  2-0     5    55,193
20/09/98    Arsenal                  Away     L  0-3    10    38,142
24/09/98    Liverpool                Home     W  2-0     3    55,181
03/10/98    Southampton              Away     W  3-0     2    15,251

Champions league:
Barcelona     2 Brondby 0
Bayern Munich 2 Man Utd 2

Barcelona   2 1 1 0  5  3     4
Brĝndby     2 1 0 1  2  3     3
ManUnited   2 0 2 0  5  5     2
BMünchen    2 0 1 1  3  4     1


    Blackburn Rovers   3-0   West Ham United       25,213
       Coventry City   1-2   Aston Villa           23,000
        Derby County   0-1   Tottenham Hotspur     30,083
        Leeds United   0-1   Leicester City        32,606
       Middlesbrough   4-0   Sheffield Wednesday   34,163
   Nottingham Forest   0-1   Charlton Athletic     22,661
         Southampton   0-3   Manchester United     15,251
           Wimbledon   1-2   Everton               16,054

*** FULL LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 03/10/98 ***

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

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Subject: Unforgiving United put Saints to the sword By Ian Ridley Saturday October 3, 1998 Three-time losers Manchester United comfortably turned into three-goal winners. A limp Southampton, anchored to the bottom of the Premiership, did not remotely look like achieving the sort of upset they had in the previous three seasons and United cruised to their own trilogy - of points. Goals by Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole and Jordi Cruyff - his first for 18 months - reflected United's superiority, and not just in attack. In recent years they have looked distinctly uncomfortable in the claustrophobic confines of this stadium, Alex Ferguson's grey shirts losing 3-1 to begin a sequence that continued with 6-3 and 1-0 defeats but this time they were well braced for the challenge; less demanding than for some years, it should be said. As well as their recent record here, there were several reasons why United might have approached the fixture with trepidation. The absence of Schmeichel from their goal with a stomach strain was one; the missing Giggs, ankle still not healed, another. Then there was the weariness that has latterly affected them, especially away from home, after returning from a midweek European match. This year, from the outset there was no complacency in them, however. The colour of their shirts, indeed - black that stood out more strongly than the grey ever did - matched a darkly determined mood. They were fortunate, too, to be encountering a Southampton side enduring their most miserable ever start to a season. Immediately Keane and Butt assumed control of central midfield with Palmer and Howells desperately trying to come to terms with swifter, sharper opponents. The early goal helped and resulted from a neat, incisive move; Keane to Butt to Blomqvist wide on the left. Then, from the Swede's low cross from the left, Yorke nipped in ahead of his marker Lundekvam to divert the ball home at the near post past the wrong-footed Jones for his fifth goal since his £12.6 million move from Aston Villa. Southampton, after six defeats in their previous seven matches and without the former United striker Mark Hughes due to suspension, could have done with such a start to boost fragile confidence. They almost got it in the first minute when Howells was left alone to meet Ostenstad's cross but headed wide. Thereafter, though, they were always chasing rather than setting pace. Indeed, United might have stretched into the distance before half-time. Cole, making his first Premiership start for six weeks, half-volleyed a half-chance over the bar, Yorke was wide with a header from another Blomqvist cross and a trademark free-kick from 25 yards by Beckham curled only just wide. In retaliation, Van Der Gouw had an unexpectedly comfortable time and had only a Howells 25-yarder to tip over and a scuffed low shot from Ripley to clutch. There was no doubt which team welcomed the break the more. But when you're down . . . Soon after the interval, Southampton lost a limping Lundekvam after a challenge with Yorke, and Palmer now moved into a defence that always provoked anxiety, from the goalkeeper Jones - agile shot-stopper but uncertain handler - outwards. At the other end, the authority of Stam and Gary Neville was in marked contrast. United might have added to their lead when Yorke set up Butt for a shot but he shot wide. It mattered little. The second soon followed. Blomqvist set off on a penetrating run from midfield and slipped the ball neatly into the path of Cole in the inside-left channel. Cole span and, as a trailing Monkou challenged too late, curled the ball from just inside the penalty area into Jones's top left corner. Now Manchester United were cruising, Southampton breathing hard. Jones had to be alert to parry Keane's drive, which contrasted with the other end - where the talented 18-year-old Bridge toiled manfully - where Ostenstad was too slow to react when the ball reached him in space. Increasingly, desperation crept into Southampton's attacking work and Ostenstad's finishing exemplified a confidence that was ebbing further than a Hampshire coast tide. After heading the substitute Gibbens's cross from the right straight into Van Der Gouw's arms, he was woefully wide with another header from Bridge's centre from the other flank. Southampton also claimed a penalty when Bridge's shot hit the hand of Phil Neville more in hope than expectation. A now-relaxed United took the opportunity to introduce all three substitutes and one of them, Jordi Cruyff, capped their almost effortless control with a third goal. Jones did well to get down to Cole's volley from the left but no Southampton defender reacted to his save. Instead, Cruyff was unhindered as he hooked home a shot from 12 yards.
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Subject: Clinical United end Dell jinx Jesper Blomqvist (left) slips his marker Southampton 0-3 Manchester United Manchester United made up for a series of humiliations at the hands of Southampton as they recorded their first victory at the Dell for five years in convincing style. The result moves United up to second place in the league and leaves the home side languishing at the bottom, still searching for their first win of the season. It was the Saints who looked scoring first when with just one minute gone, Egil Ostenstad found space down the left flank and crossed for David Howells, completely unmarked in the penalty area. However, the header, from 10 yards out, went agonisingly wide of the post. United - dressed all in black following their "grey day" at the Dell two years ago, when they changed their grey kit at half-time so their players could see each other more clearly - settled down quickly after that early shock. Mis-hit goal They went one up in the 11th minute as Dwight Yorke paid off another slice of his £12.6m transfer fee with his fifth goal for the club. Jesper Blomqvist had found Andy Cole on the left flank and the striker crossed low to the near post where Yorke had sneaked in unmarked. With keeper Paul Jones committing himself to save what he expected to be a powerfully-hit shot, Yorke seemed to slip and fall backwards as he took aim and the ball dribbled over the line almost as if in slow motion. Southampton pressed forward and United centre-back Jaap Stam had to be alert twice just before the half hour to clear inside his area as Southampton tried to take on the visitors down the flanks and send in dangerous crosses. United had more chances as well, with Cole shooting well over after Ken Monkou had half-cleared a free-kick from David Beckham. On the stroke of half-time, Beckham was much closer as he was just inches away with a 25-yard free-kick while Ray Van Der Gouw comfortably saved an effort from Stuart Ripley. In the second half Saints centre-back Claus Lundekvam limped off in pain on 56 minutes to be replaced by Kevin Gibbens, with Carlton Palmer dropping back into defence. United increased their advantage four minutes later when Blomqvist dribbled past two Southampton defenders and found Cole, who had drifted into an unmarked position inside the penalty area. The striker picked his spot and curled a well-struck shot past Jones, who had to be at his best to save a powerful shot from Roy Keane minutes later. Saints threatened briefly but United looked well in control and only a well-timed tackle from Palmer denied Cole another goal. United brought on Jordi Cruyff and Teddy Sheringham for Yorke and Blomqvist midway through the second-half, and Cruyff made it 3-0 on 75 minutes when he volleyed home the rebound after keeper Jones had blocked Cole's goalbound shot. Teams: Southampton: Jones, Warner, Benali, Palmer, Monkou, Lundekvam,Howells, Ripley, Ostenstad, Le Tissier, Bridge. Subs: Beattie, Hiley, Gibbens, Basham, Moss. Man Utd: Van Der Gouw, P. Neville, Stam, G. Neville, Irwin, Beckham, Keane, Butt, Yorke, Cole, Blomqvist. Subs: Sheringham, Berg, Solskjaer, Cruyff, Brown. Referee: D Elleray (Harrow-on-the-Hill)
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Saturday 03 October 1998 (Evening Edition) Subject: DING DONG SWELL FOR FERGUSON Manchester United moved ominously up to second place in the Premiership with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Southampton - their first win at the Dell for five years. Yet manager Alex Ferguson admitted that his side had not been at their best after a difficult fortnight in which they have lost at Arsenal, beaten Liverpool and drawn at Bayern Munich. Having suffered 3-1, 6-3 and 1-0 defeats at Southampton over the past three seasons, United were give the perfect start when Dwight Yorke opened the scoring on 11 minutes with an apparently mis-hit e ffort from close range. His recalled strike partner Andy Cole added a wonderful second on 59 minutes after good approach work from Jesper Blomqvist. And substitute Jordi Cruyff finished off the scoring 15 minutes from time with a volley that left the home side rooted to the bottom of the table, with one point from eight games and already seven points from safety. Ferguson said: "We're very pleased. There's certainly a long season ahead of us but you get the points wherever you can and this is one of those grounds where you just hope that you get points." He added: "It was a determined performance but I don't think it was a particularly good performance until the second goal and then we controlled and passed the ball well after that. "Yet after the fortnight we've had, with the difficult games we've had, I think we've got to be very pleased with the result." Ferguson was especially pleased with captain Roy Keane, yet also had pra ise for Yorke and Cole, explaining he brought back the striker for his first start since August 26 to "freshen things up" again after the tiring midweek draw in Munich.
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Subject: UNITED ROMP BURIES DELL JINX Plus Duncan Ferguson Winner Ends The Wombles' Unbeaten Home Record SOUTHAMPTON 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 3 Southampton know they really have got problems after this 3-0 home drubbing. Rooted to the bottom of the table with a single point from eight Premiership games, their captain sent off at Newcastle, their keeper dismissed at Charlton, two own goals among 21 conceded - now they have even lost at home to Manchester United. For the past three seasons, the Saints have managed to count on three points from their annual League meeting with United at The Dell. A 3-1 victory on United's 'grey day' when they changed their shirts at half-time so their players could see each other clearly was followed by a 6-3 romp and then a 1-0 victory last season. This time around, however, the Southampton side is a completely different proposition and United easily bounced back from their midweek draw at Bayern Munich to register what were, incredibly, their first Premiership away goals of the season. Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole were partnered up front from the start for the first time in more than five weeks and they responded with a goal apiece, the England hopeful being probably the more impressive of the duo. There was even time for Alex Ferguson to give rare run-outs to defender Wes Brown and Dutchman Jordi Cruyff, who scored United's third with 15 minutes left. Sweden's Jesper Blomqvist was in the side alongside Cole, who was last in the starting line-up on August 26 against LKS Lodz, as Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs were injured, while Ray Van Der Gouw replaced Peter Schmeichel in goal. Yet United must have been relieved that former Old Trafford favourite Mark Hughes, who would surely have tested Gary Neville and Jaap Stam more than youngster Wayne Bridge or Egil Ostenstad, was suspended. Nevertheless, with just one minute gone, Ostenstad found space down the left flank and crossed for David Howells, completely unmarked in the penalty area, to place his header agonisingly wide of the post from 10 yards out. United, dressed all in black, recovered from that early shock and were never troubled as seriously again. On 11 minutes, they took the lead through Yorke's fifth goal since his £12.6m arrival from Aston Villa as he sneaked in unmarked at the near post to meet a low cross from Blomqvist on the left wing. With keeper Paul Jones immediately committing himself to save what he expected to be a powerfully hit shot, Yorke seemed to slip and fall backwards as he took aim and the ball dribbled over the line almost in slow motion. United still had to be alert in defence, with Stam making a couple of important clearances, and Van Der Gouw tipping over a well-struck volley from Howells. But however hard Southampton tried to exert pressure on United, they continued to find themselves vulnerable on the break. Blomqvist again managed to find Yorke in the area but this time the striker could not flick his stooping header goalwards, while on the stroke of half-time, David Beckham was just inches away with a 25-yard free-kick. After the interval, it seemed a question of time before United increased their advantage as captain Roy Keane fired a drive narrowly wide of the post. Blomqvist was the inspiration for the second goal, jinking his way past two Southampton defenders, before setting up Cole after the England striker had managed to find space on the edge of the penalty area. He steadied himself before picking his spot and calmly beating Jones with a firmly-struck shot that he will hope marks a more regular starting place in the United side. Southampton did have their half-chances, with appeals for a penalty turned down when they claimed Phil Neville had handled and Ostenstad heading hopelessly wide when picked out unmarked in the area. Yet after United had brought on Cruyff and Teddy Sheringham for Yorke and Blomqvist midway through the second half, Cruyff took advantage of his rare opportunity. The Dutchman was in place to volley home the rebound on the turn after keeper Jones had managed to block Cole's goalbound effort. There was still time for Cole to plant a late effort just wide as Southampton were left hanging on at the end. Manager Dave Jones seems to have his work cut out to stave off relegation already. WIMBLEDON 1 EVERTON 2 Duncan Ferguson brought high-flying Wimbledon down to earth with a bump as Everton took all three points at Selhurst Park. Andy Roberts had given the home side the lead just eight minutes into the game with a thumping drive that left Everton keeper Thomas Myhre stationary. But Danny Cadamarteri seized a rare chance to impress manager Walter Smith with a superb solo effort - his first goal of the season - after 32 minutes to level the scores. And Ferguson sealed Everton's second win of the season by doing what he does better than anyone else, soaring to head home David Unsworth's cross past Neil Sullivan after 59 minutes. Wimbledon, third in the Premiership at the start of the day, refused to give in and Chris Perry's header hit the cross bar towards the end. But Everton hung on for their second away win of the season to lift them up the table, much to the delight of their vocal travelling support. All eyes before kick-off were on referee Paul Alcock, taking charge of his first game since being pushed over by Paolo di Canio last week at Hillsborough. Alcock was supported by fourth official Mike Reed escorting him on and off the pitch but in truth the Sevenoaks official can hardly have wished for an easier return. Only Michael Hughes and Olivier Dacourt were booked and the players looked like they had been told to be on their best behaviour. Both games between these two sides last season had ended goalless but Roberts brought that run to an end after just eight minutes. The former Crystal Palace midfielder picked up a loose ball 25 yards out before hammering a right-foot drive past Myhre, who could only stand and watch as it found the far corner. Carl Leaburn could have put the home side two ahead after 16 minutes but the former Charlton striker dragged his effort across the face of goal before Hughes became the first man into Mr Alcock's notebook, earning a yellow card for a rash challenge on Michael Ball. Don Hutchison was foiled by a timely challenge from Alan Kimble, but Everton did not have to wait long to get back on level terms, Cadamarteri making it 1-1 on 32 minutes with a brilliant solo effort for his first goal of the season. A mistake by Cunningham on the half-way line let Cadamarteri run free down the left wing on to Ball's pass, and the youngster cut inside Perry before giving Sullivan no chance from 12 yards. Euell then forced a fine save from Myhre before Earle should have made it 2-1, but the skipper failed to beat the Norwegian keeper from six yards out. Myrhe was then forced to make another excellent stop at his near post, keeping out Euell's fierce shot from close range, while at the other end Craig Short got in front of Sullivan at Hutchison's free-kick but poked the ball wide at full stretch. Ferguson eventually got his reward for winning almost everything in the air with his third league goal of the season to put Everton ahead. The lanky Scot had seen all his flicks and knock downs go to waste so decided to do it all himself, powering home a header into the bottom corner from Unsworth's deep cross after 59 minutes. Everton were now firmly on top. Perry had to be alert to turn away Ball's dangerous ball across the six-yard box while Dacourt's low drive was deflected fractionally wide. Wimbledon refused as ever to lie down however and Earle was unlucky to find Myrhe perfectly placed to deal with his header from Roberts' cross after 67 minutes. Myhre was in the thick of the action racing from his line to deny Euell after 75 minutes, flicking the ball over the forward's head and, somewhat fortunately, collecting the rebound as Hughes closed in, but the goalkeeper was just a spectator minutes later when Perry's header from Kimble's free-kick crashed off the bar. An equaliser would have been somewhat harsh on the visitors though, especially as the free-kick came after Wimbledon declined to play the ball back to Everton after the injured Myrhe had kicked the ball out to receive treatment.
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