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Owen: I Ran Faster When Celebrating City Goal Than Scoring It

Michael Owen has reflected on the home derby last season when he scored an injury time winner to beat City 4-3.

“Scoring the winner in the derby last season was one of those moments where the adrenaline takes over and everything goes blank,” Owen told the official site. “You literally have to wait until you get home and watch the replay to see how you reacted. Your mind goes blank and you do everything on instinct. I had no idea how I celebrated or who I celebrated with. Actually, I was looking at all my Prozone stats a few days after the game – they tell you how many passes you’ve made, how far you’ve run and track all the sprints you do during a game. My fastest sprint during that match was actually while I was celebrating the winner. I’m not sure if that’s something to be proud of, but I found it quite amusing [laughs]! It was the adrenaline…”

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  1. smartalex says:

    Fastest fan on the net!

  2. smartalex says:

    I’m so fast I commented on the previous thread and it posted here!

  3. reddevil1878 says:


  4. Justin10RvN says:


  5. Costas says:


  6. Costas says:

    ary moment.

  7. Neil says:

    The look on that Bitter’s face in the video is absolutely priceless

  8. FletchTHEMAN says:

    That was fergie time and make no mistake. Something like 9 minutes of extra time.
    HA ha ha ha ha hah haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

  9. willierednut says:


  10. tublu says:

    quality posts so far. fekkin trafford morons

  11. smartalex says:

    tublu says: nothing

  12. willierednut says:


  13. King Eric says:

    Unbelievable game last season. The ground was shaking after that micky late winner. I was convinced rios sloppiness had cost us the game late on. Still have nightmares about his casual flicked ball out of defence.

  14. willierednut says:

    Suck on a

  15. steamdigit says:

    i would take a boring session with a win for us today!
    that being said, i hope it is a cracker with us dominating and playing the shite out of citeh!

    cmon united, dont let us down! play like i know we can play, and shoot them all out of the water! kill any hopes the rest of the league thinks they have of catching us….! we have got to strike fear into every other team that plays us from now on – whip citeh and it starts!

  16. smartalex says:

  17. willierednut says:

    2085, wee city win their first trophy. Stockport goes mad.

  18. UNITED4life says:

    It is a must win game for us. As much as Rio is a massive loss the midfield is critical for this game..they must step-up and help both the attack and the defence.

  19. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Willierednut. To true mate. But honestly think they will add a 4th star to the crest
    if they make the champions league places. 4th place is worth a star in’it?

    Right lads. Beauty sleep is calllllliiinnnnnnnnnnn,,,,,,…………..z z z

  20. smartalex says:

    Good thing FletchTHEMAN wasn’t driving.

  21. willierednut says:

    3045, wee City win another trophy. Stockport rejoices again.

  22. wayne says:

    3045 i’ll be dead [hopefully]

  23. Rai says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice to beat the fuckers convincingly…

  24. TheGreatSirAlex says:

    off topic..

    We need to sign this keeper

  25. KingOfStretfordEnd says:

    @King Eric

    Tell me about the Rio flick man. Shocker. I couldn’t sleep for a few days. Massive game-it’s funny how I still punch my fist in the air watching that last minute winner,lol. It was an incredible feeling at OT that day.

    While everyone loves those sort of exciting games, I’d actually be more than glad to get a boring win. :D

  26. [OPTI]Madschester United says:

    United Brethren!

    Today, we stand on the shoulders of the Busby Babes. With the Munich souls in our heart and their last breath in our lungs, we will fight for every blade of grass. We do not cede to mercenaries, assassins, or noisy neighbors. It doesn’t matter if we are owned by Satan, Glazers, or Mother Theresa because we do not play in the present. We are a club with a strong history and we do not forget. We are Manchester United Football Club. After today, we will be one step closer to title number 19 and City Banner 36.


    Glory Glory Man United!

  27. JimLeightonsTeeth says:

    That United fan in the Fan-Zone video is a paid actor. He’s from Urmston and is not a football fan. He lives in London now.

  28. lil' k says:

    yeah……..we’ll always remember the goal………woooohooooooo

  29. gazzor72 says:

    Imagine what pelters Rio would have got if Owen hadnt bagged that winner. But he did and citeh cry again. When will they ever learn? ‘They’ve got Curly Watts a celebrity fan:,,,,

  30. Dave Malaysia says:

    Manchester United winning todays battle.

  31. jellybean says:

    not surprised. Lil Mickey looked all sleepy coming off the bench (wily thing, probably his game plan to make Micah Richards forget all about him), but that goal sure as hell woke him up!!!

  32. jellybean says:

    4-3 mate.

  33. Costas says:

    What is a tublu?

  34. carloc1978 says:

    feeling really nervous about todays game we have to beat these bitter f###ers!

  35. Collyhurst Red says:


    Good morning mate

    A tublu is a tubby blue…..

    or in other words a fat bitter

  36. Costas says:

    @Collyhurst Red

    Haha! Excellent.

  37. jespermoses says:

    I love the city fans face….he just goes chalk white!

  38. Kings says:

    This prick’s obviously got his team preparation sorted for today to be worrying about us:,19528,11670_6746917,00.html

  39. wayne says:

    that was one of the best ever


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