Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Alex Ferguson's team had gone 13 matches without even conceding a goal and had been dismissing all-comers with ease across four competitions. And they lost trying to make it 14.

The match was played on March 14. And that was the day of the end of Sir Alex trying to keep a clean slate of 14 matches without conceding a goal.

Xavi Alonso was injured in the pre-match warm up, his jersey number was 14.

The final score was Manchester United 1 Liverpool 4, so 1-4, meaning another 14.
And my vehicle numbers are 14....

Other factors that make the win all the more sweeter is:

No Liverpool player had even scored a goal at Old Trafford for five years and the bulk of the Anfield squad had tasted nothing but bitter defeat.

Liverpool also became the first team ever in the history of the Premier League to beat United twice in a season, after trailing in both fixtures.

Indeed, in the ten years between 1993 and 2003 there were only three penalties awarded at Old Trafford to visiting teams and they all missed.

United led early and got hauled in by their tenacious opponents. This has never happened in any Premier League match at Old Trafford since 1995.