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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 April, 2003, 20:52 GMT 21:52 UK
Arsenal held by Man Utd
All the action from a thrilling draw at Highbury.

Full-time score: Arsenal 2-2 Man Utd

Goal flashes and major incidents:

2153 BST: United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is jubilant with the result as he strides onto the pitch to congratulate his players at full-time.

2152 BST: Henry's fierce last-gasp shot is blocked well by Barthez.

2151 BST: The 90 minutes is up. There will be two added minutes.

2141 BST: Sol Campbell dismissed.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drops like a stone after apparently being caught by Campbell's elbow. After a consultation with his linesman, Mark Halsey gives the defender his marching orders.

2139 BST: Robert Pires makes way for Kanu as Arsenal chase the victory that would put them top of the Premiership.

2135 BST: Dennis Bergkamp is replaced by Sylvain Wiltord with 15 minutes to go.

2122 BST: Arsenal 2-2 Man Utd
From the restart, United break, Solskjaer delivers a Beckhamesque cross from the right and an unmarked Ryan Giggs heads United level.

2121 BST: Arsenal 2-1 Man Utd
There is nothing lucky about Thierry Henry's second as he picks up the ball on the edge of the box, spins, strides goalwards and slides the ball past Fabien Barthez.
United fans are convinced Henry was offside.

2110 BST: Arsenal 1-1 Man Utd
Bergkamp miscontrols the ball but Ashley Cole gets a lucky break in the box.
His scuffed shot - which was going well wide - then rebounds off the back of Thierry Henry's calf leaving Barthez stranded.

2105 BST: Roy Keane is the first name in Halsey's book for his late challenge on Freddie Ljungberg.
Arsenal fail to capitalise on the free-kick.

2103 BST: John O'Shea fails to reappear after the interval and Gary Neville runs out for the start of the second half.

Wes Brown has had two stitches in a cut to his head during the break.

Half-time score: Arsenal 0-1 Man Utd
(Van Nistelrooy, 24 mins)

2046 BST: Arsenal spring to life - Ljungberg causing problems in the box again - though it is his deflection that takes Robert Pires' shot over the bar.

2045 BST: Arsenal get their first sniff of goal - but United skipper Roy Keane is on hand to clear the ball off the tip of Ljungberg's boot.

2042 BST: Manchester United are growing in confidence - they are winning the midfield battle and O'Shea is beginning to make forays down the left flank.

2035 BST: Patrick Vieira loses his battle against injury and, nursing his heavily-strapped right leg, is substituted for Edu.

2025 BST: Arsenal 0-1 Man Utd
Ruud van Nistelrooy breaks down the left hand side after a one-two with Ryan Giggs.
Martin Keown can't catch him as he hares in on goal and the Dutchman tucks the ball neatly over the diving Stuart Taylor.

2022 BST: Again the Arsenal defence are caught flat as Van Nistelrooy darts forward to meet a Paul Scholes flick but his first-time clip lands of the roof of the net.

2021 BST: With 20 minutes gone, United have had the only chance of the game but Arsenal have had the lionshare of possession. Both sides are fired up but not risking much.

2019 BST: Arsenal win the first corner of the game when Silvestre heads behind but it comes to nothing.

2016 BST: Half of Highbury appeals for a handball against Brown.

2014 BST: Gilberto charges down a Scholes free-kick. The ball rattles around the Gunners box before being hooked clear.

2013 BST: Henry breaks dangerously down the Arsenal right but Keane gets back to cut out his low cross.

2010 BST: Scholes misses a glorious chance to give United an early lead, rising unmarked to meet a perfect Solskjaer cross.

But he doesn't get enough contact and the ball skims wide.

2009 BST: Arsenal win a freekick when Keane sends Lauren sprawling with a muscular challenge on the right back but the set piece comes to nothing.

2005 BST: Both sides begin keenly, jousting cautiously in midfield in front of the packed Highbury crowd.

2001 BST: Arsenal and Manchester United kick-off at Highbury in the biggest match of the Premiership season.

The Gunners are without David Seaman who is suffering from flu.


Team news:

Stuart Taylor replaces Seaman in the Arsenal goal.

That is one of five changes made by Arsene Wenger with Pires, Henry, Bergkamp and Gilberto returning.

As expected, Vieira shrugs off his weekend knock ready to lead the side out.

Manchester United are unchanged from the side that thumped Newcastle - which means David Beckham and Neville stay on the bench.

Keane passed a late fitness test to join hat-trick hero Scholes in midfield, with Solskjaer playing wide right.

A win would put Arsenal top of the Premiership on goal difference - with a game in hand with four weeks of the season remaining.

Teams:

Arsenal: Taylor, Lauren, Keown, Campbell, Cole, Ljungberg, Silva, Vieira, Pires, Bergkamp, Henry.
Subs: Wiltord, Edu, Warmuz, Luzhny, Kanu.

Man Utd: Barthez, Brown, Ferdinand, Silvestre, O'Shea, Solskjaer, Butt, Keane, Giggs, Scholes, van Nistelrooy.
Subs: Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Beckham, Ricardo, Fortune.

Referee: M Halsey (Lancashire)




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