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"More frustration for Chelsea fans"
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Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson
"I think we were the better team"
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United's Andy Cole
"It's nice to be scoring goals again"
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United's Gary Neville
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United goalie Raimond van der Gouw
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Saturday, 10 February, 2001, 19:11 GMT
Man Utd salvage draw at Chelsea
Hasselbaink celebrates
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink celebrates his bizarre opener
Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United

Andy Cole rescued a point for Manchester United with a goal in his final game before suspension as he struck to cancel out Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's opener for Chelsea.

Cole latched on to a Ryan Giggs through ball and applied a clinical finish in front of the watching England manager Sven Goran Eriksson.

But the Swede would not have been so impressed with another of his England hopefuls, as Paul Scholes' dreadful first-half error gifted Chelsea their opener.

Chelsea started the brighter, Sam Dalla Bonna seeing a long-range shot take a wicked deflection to force a fine save from Raimond Van der Gouw.

  Key moments
24 mins: Scholes' dreadful back header is flicked home by Hasselbaink for Chelsea's opener
48 mins: Silvestre denies Hasselbaink his second with a fine tackle
60 mins: Zola's 'goal' is ruled out after Van Der Gouw's mistake
69 mins: Cole levels for United with clinical finish from Beckham pass
80 mins - Unmarked Scholes fluffs a header in front of goal

The Dutch keeper was deputising for Fabien Barthez after the Frenchman picked up a hamstring injury in training.

But there was nothing he could do to prevent Chelsea from taking a deserved, but bizarre, lead on 24 minutes.

Instead, it was Scholes who was left hanging his head in shame.

Scholes was left red-faced as he attempted to head the ball back to his keeper from the edge of a crowded penalty area.

He only succeeded in finding the lurking Hasselbaink, who gratefully flicked a header beyond a helpless Van der Gouw.

David Beckham and Dennis Wise
David Beckham spins clear of Dennis Wise

Within a minute, Chelsea nearly returned the compliment as French international defender Marcel Desailly played a short back pass towards Carlo Cudicini.

The keeper was alert enough to hack clear as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked to pounce.

As the match threatened to develop into a series of defensive blunders, another poor back pass, this time by Dalla Bonna, again put his keeper in trouble.

This time, the Italian reacted angrily when Solskjaer's outstretched boot caught the keeper as he dived bravely at the striker's feet.

Having survived a double scare of their own making, Chelsea had two glorious chances to put the game out of United's reach early in the second half.


I thought we were the better team and the main thrust came from Manchester United
  United boss Sir Alex Ferguson
Three minutes after the restart, the impressive Gronkjaer, having switched from left flank to right, embarked on a defiant run and fed Hasselbaink with just Van der Gouw to beat.

The striker chose not to shoot first time and instead dragged the ball back to open up the target, only to be denied by a stunning goal-saving tackle by Silvestre.

Then, on the hour, United appeared to have gifted Chelsea a goal for the second time in the match.

Van der Gouw made a suicidal journey outside his penalty area to try to shadow the ball out of play as Zola pressed.

Instead, the Italian won posession then curled a superb shot into United's unguarded net, only for referee David Elleray to rule the ball had gone out of play before Zola made his tackle.

Chelsea came under increasing pressure as the game wore on.

Beckham's dipping free kick was scrambled over the bar by Cudicini, and Giggs saw a rasping drive fly just over.

But Chelsea's resistance finally broke on 69 minutes.


The pitch was quite heavy and bobbly, which stopped both teams playing as well as they can
  Chelsea's John Terry
Giggs spun into space and played a superb ball behind the Chelsea defence for Cole to latch on to, the England striker just getting ahead of Desailly to beat Cudicini with a clinical finish.

Ten minutes from time, United had a glorious chance to snatch victory as Scholes was presented with the opportunity to make up for his earlier error.

Gary Neville's deep cross from the right was tailor-made for Scholes as he jumped clear of his marker.

But Scholes compounded his earlier error as he completely missed in front of goal.


Chelsea: Cudicini, Babayaro, Leboeuf, Desailly, Terry, Ferrer, Wise, Dalla Bona, Gronkjaer, Hasselbaink, Zola. Subs: De Goey, Jokanovic, Stanic, Lambourde, Gudjohnsen.

Man Utd: Van der Gouw, Gary Neville, Stam, Brown, Silvestre, Giggs, Keane, Scholes, Beckham, Solskjaer, Cole. Subs: Rachubka, Butt, Sheringham, Phil Neville, Yorke.

Referee: D Elleray (Harrow-on-the-Hill)

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