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Last Updated: Sunday, 21 September, 2003, 18:11 GMT 19:11 UK
Man Utd v Arsenal photos
Man Utd's Phil Neville tries to stop Arsenal's Freddie Ljungberg pushing forward
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The tackles fly in early on as both sides press for the advantage, but there are few chances in the opening exchanges
Man Utd's Quinton Fortune clashes with Arsenal's Lauren
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Man Utd work hard to penetrate a keen Arsenal defence as both teams fail to create any clear chances as the half progresses
Man Utd captain Roy Keane reacts after being pulled up for a tackle on Vieira
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The frustration is evident late in the half and missed chances for both sides mean the match is goalless at half-time
Fortune and Neville tackle Arsenal's Dennis Bergkamp
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It's a scrappy start to the second half as both sides desperately seek a breakthrough
Patrick Vieira lashes out at Ruud van Nistelrooy
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With the score locked at 0-0, the pressure gets to Patrick Vieira who kicks out at Man Utd's Ruud van Nistelrooy after the Dutchman's challenge
Vieira is sent off after 80 minutes
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Vieira is booked for a second time in the match and the inevitable red card is the ninth of the captain's Arsenal career
Van Nistelrooy and Vieira square up during the match
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The match takes a turn for the worse as Van Nistelrooy and a furious Vieira square up and must be separated
Vieira is escorted off the pitch
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Vieira must be escorted off the pitch into the hands of angry Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Arsenal's Martin Keown makes a challenge on Man Utd's Diego Forlan
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Ten-man Arsenal battle on into injury time, but when Martin Keown makes this challenge on Diego Forlan the referee awards Man Utd a late penalty
Van Nistelrooy steps up to take his penalty
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Van Nistelrooy steps up to take the last-minute penalty but thumps the spot-kick against the bar
The Arsenal players are furious with Ruud van Nistelrooy
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The penalty miss is greeted with unsightly scenes as the Arsenal players gather round the Dutchman to gloat at his miss




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