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Last Updated: Sunday, 24 October, 2004, 14:44 GMT 15:44 UK
Man Utd v Arsenal photos
Manchester United fans show their feelings about a possible takeover of the club
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Man Utd 2-0 Arsenal: Before the game, unhappy Man Utd fans demonstrate against the proposed takeover by Malcolm Glazer
Wayne Rooney attempts to deprive Edu of the ball
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Wayne Rooney (right) celebrates his 19th birthday by playing for Man Utd in the biggest game of the season so far
Portuguese winger Christiano Ronaldo looks to find a way through the Arsenal defence
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Cristiano Ronaldo weaves his way past Arsenal's Ashley Cole and Jose Antonio Reyes in search of the first goal
Wayne Rooney and Sol Campbell lock horns
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England colleagues Rooney and Sol Campbell test each other to the full as the opening goal proves to be elusive
Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy finds his path to goal blocked on several occasions
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Even the usually prolific Ruud van Nistelrooy finds his scoring options limited as Kolo Toure keeps him well marshalled
Phil Neville remonstrates with referee Mike Riley and goes on to join brother Gary and Ashley Cole in being booked
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The first half sees a number of flashpoints between the two sides with three players collecting bookings
Arsenal's players show their disappointment and disbelief after Mike Riley's decision
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The turning point comes in the 72nd minute when referee Mike Riley judges that Rooney is tripped by Campbell for a penalty
Ruud van Nistelrooy gives Man Utd the lead
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Van Nistelrooy sends Gunners goalkeeper Jens Lehmann the wrong way to convert the spot-kick
Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrates scoring a penalty
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After missing a penalty in the same game last year, the Dutchman's joy and relief is obvious to all those watching
Wayne Rooney rolls on the pitch in delight as Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand come to congratulate him
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With just seconds remaining, Rooney secures the points by tapping home an Alan Smith cross from close range
Rooney and Wenger enjoy a token handshake after the youngster's massive contribution to the final outcome of the game
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With the match over, Wayne Rooney shakes hands with Arsene Wenger after ending his side's lengthy unbeaten run




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