Manchester United v Arsenal: The battle resumes

September 21, 2003, Old Trafford… Referee Steve Bennett sends off Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira in the 80th minute for kicking out at Manchester United’s striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy. 10 minutes later, Diego Forlan is brought down in the penalty area by Martin Keown and United are awarded a spot kick. Up steps Van Nistelrooy, undeterred from taking up the responsibility despite missing his previous 2 penalty kicks. He runs towards the ball, strikes it cleanly, but [Read more…]