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Fergie Visioned Extra-Time

Fergie believes our win at Reading was a typical cup tie and a great entertainment.

The Reds won the five-goal thriller but were almost forced to play extra-time in a game they seemed to have killed of in the sixth minute. Steve Coppell praised his side's battling display and Sir Alex had no hesitation to join in with the former Old Trafford crowd favourite.

I think it was a fantastic cup tie and credit goes to both teams,' said Ferguson. 'For the fans it will have been a great match to watch.

'In the first half we played the ball behind them and up the sides and turned them and caused them problems, but in the second half we played across and in front of them and that created a problem for ourselves.

'It was a difficult pitch, very sandy and it was not conducive to playing football.

'Reading played the percentages, balls into the box and they are good at that, and it was nip and tuck right to the end.

'I was thinking I will need to prepare for extra-time, the game was with them, and I told Scholesy to get ready for extra-time.'

Extra-time? We would have lost that 6-3, on the basis of the last 10 minutes...




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 28 2007

Time: 5:33PM

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The expression a game of two halves comes to mind!
sandgroanun
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28/02/2007 20:48:00

It's certainly fair to say United let Reading back into the game though!
getintoem
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01/03/2007 08:56:00

reading proved they belong in the premiership with that performance. Very entertaining game in my eyes. Did see Reading coming back but it wasnt meant to be
thedunedan
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01/03/2007 09:19:00

If there was five more minutes then we may have forced an equaliser, but in truth, Leroy's goal was too little, too late.

United thoroughly deserved their victory, and it seemed natual to take their foot off the gas after going 3-0 up inside six minutes! It certainly made for an entertaining finish though.
Thomas L'Heureux
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02/03/2007 02:26:00

 

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