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Goal King Neville – Scores Against Everton

Gary NevilleGary Neville’s last goal for Manchester United came in 2004, when he scored in our 2-1 win against Lyon. The rare opportunities Neville has had since then usually are of the ‘head down and wallop it’ variety, usually ending up in the stands or straight in the path of the keeper. But we don’t love him for his goalscoring ability, thank goodness.

Tonight, Neville managed 45 minutes for the Reserves in our 2-2 draw against Everton tonight. The home side had gone 2-0 up after 17 minutes, but Captain Nev started the comeback, scoring our first goal 4 minutes later. United should have drawn level from the penalty spot, however Richie Jones saw his shot saved. We had to wait until the hour mark before getting our equalising goal, with winger Sean Evans putting away a Chris Fagan pass.

Neville appeared lively and up for it, showing how hungry he is to win back his place in the first XI.

Is this finally the successful comeback we’ve been waiting for?


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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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3 Comments

  1. smarties says:

    Considering the turmoil Newcastle are in, it is not unthinkable that united will have the game sewn up by half time and then put gary on.

  2. Corea says:

    to early ((
    lets wait and see and hope.
    we need him.
    meanwhile:

    Hutton willing to wait for Man Utd move
    tribalfooball.com – January 09, 2008

    Rangers fullback Alan Hutton wants a move to Manchester United.

    The Daily Mail says the Rangers right-back wants to stay at Ibrox for the rest of the season but wants a move to Manchester United in the summer.

    hope so.

  3. JamesGreece says:

    Gary should’ve taken the penalty then! Let’s hope that he repeats his goalscoring habit against Lyon later this season.

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