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Charity Shield, Saturday 12th August 2001, Millennium Stadium, 15:00pm

Liverpool FC 2-1 Manchester United

Referee: Andy D'Urso   H-T: 2-0   Att: 70,227

Match Report

The 2001 FA Charity Shield was the 79th FA Charity Shield, a football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup competitions.

The match was played on 12 August 2001 between 2000–01 Premier League champions Manchester United and 2000–01 FA Cup winners Liverpool.

The match ended 2–1 to Liverpool, the fourth of five trophies they would win in 2001.

New Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy scored a consolation goal on his debut - the first of 150 goals he would score for the club in all competitions, in a five-year spell which averaged at 23 goals per season.

Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister, in his 37th year, became one of the oldest goalscorers in a Charity Shield when he successfully converted a second minute penalty.

The game was marred by a series of hooligan incidents occurring near the stadium. It was being played the day before a Cardiff City game; a group of Cardiff City fans entered the Prince of Wales public house in the city to find it occupied by Manchester United fans staying in the city overnight.

A series of running battles between fans of the two clubs followed, resulting in 22 arrests (including two boys aged just 11 and 13) as well as a man suffering stab wounds and a police officer suffering a broken arm.


Team Line-Up's
Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur
S Westerveld F Barthez
M Babbel G Neville
S Henchoz J Stam
S Hyypia M Silveste
J A Riise D Irwin
D Murphy D Beckham
D Hamann N Butt
G McAllister R Keane
N Barmby R Giggs
E Heskey P Scholes
M Owen R V Nistelroy
Substitutes
Substitutes
P Arphexad R Carroll
J Carragher R Johnsen
D Traore P Neville
I Biscan W Brown
J Redknapp L Chadwick
P Berger D Yorke
J Litmanen O G Solskjaer
Substitutions
I Biscan for N Barmby 72' D Yorke for P Scholes 66'
P Berger for D Murphy 72'
J Carragher for J A Riise 84'
Goals
G McAllister 2' R V Nistleroy 51'
M Owen 16'  
 
   
Yellow Cards
D Murphy 35' P Scholes 17'
   
   
   
   
Red Cards
   
   
Referee
Andy D'Urso
Attendance
70,227