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A Dutchman's Revenge

Edwin van der Sar had been blamed by many for coming out too late at Chelsea's winner in the FA Cup final. Now, he's paid back some debt...

United won the Community Shield on penalties after Edwin saved three spot-kicks in a row - improving his own record in shootouts and exacting revenge at the same time.

'It's a great feeling,' van der Sar told Sky Sports.

'It's a little revenge for the cup final and also gives us a boost before the start of the league. I've never saved three penalties in a row.'

'I was 5-2 down on penalty shootouts during my career, so this makes it 5-3,' the 36-year-old said.

'I think we deserved the win - we played the better football and created more chances than them. Chelsea only had the one chance at the end of the first half.'


Yes, I quite agree with him. And you? I'd still like to ask him if he had though of the shootout of the semi-final of Euro 2000, against Italy - the darkest day of Dutch penalty-takers...




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 5 2007

Time: 7:57PM

Your Comments

They (Chelski) will have you lot in the league.
Frisky
revenge? charity shield over fa cup? yea typical scum united talk
MrDax
REVENGE????lets calm down shall we
highmark998
Don't get over excited, you couldn't beat a severly depleted Chelski. Going to be a very tight fight between the 2 of you, really looking forward to it. You played some great football last season, looking forward to our games this season.
Topspur1
i think you four are the ones who need to calm down. i know its hard for "cock"ney people like you to read, with the whole illiterate thing but if you suint and try really hard you can see quite clearly what he said was "a little revenge". anyways thats alot coming from you frisky, dont you support arsenal??? :)
united4life
Topspur, to be precise: a depleted United could not beat a depleted Chelsea. Remember, we were without Neville, Hargreaves, Scholes, Saha, Tevez, Anderson, Park, Solskjaer and Heinze.
Zae
both teams were under-strength, although chelsea with probably more first-team regulars. wayne rooney got it right when he said that the community shield would no way make up for the cup final. and on the subject of rooney, what a w**nker, making signs at chelsea fans. where's that fa inquiry??? no didnt think so
daspecial1
You can't be without a player you've never had, so how can you chose Tevez, Anderson and Hargreaves? Heinze won't play again for United, Solskjaer's past it. Or were Chelsea without Alex as well as Drogba, Terry, Shevchenko, Ballack, Bridge, Ferreira, Makelele, and Kalou? Chelsea played one player witha broken bone and had two keepers on the bench. And United still had to play 6 defenders and a keeper in the starting 11 and couldn't keep a clean sheet!
Squiddy
 

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