Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Washington, D.C.
I KNEW MANCHESTER WOULD WIN!!! DUDEK SUCKS!!!!!!!!
LOL! I am just kidding. You're a fool if you don't admit Dudek's one of the best of the world!!! But I am so happy he sucked for the latter parts of this match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is from Eurosport!! Go Diego!!!
United striker Diego Forlan capitalised on 64 minutes when the Polish keeper somehow spilled Jamie Carragher's back header at the Uruguayan's feet.
Dudek was beaten again on his near post three minutes later as Forlan completed his first double in English first team football to seal a vital victory.
Dudek recently received the backing of manager Gerard Houllier following similar costly fumbles at Middlesbrough and Fulham, which both led to premier league defeats. But following the latest mistake, Houllier is now sure to come under increasing pressure to drop Dudek in favour of English back-up goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.
"You can't legislate for the first goal," Houllier told Sky Sports television. "Because it was a blunder, and Jerzy would admit that, probably it affected his confidence and three minutes later he conceded another goal.
"He is sorry for the lads. He has won games for us but at the moment he is a going through a difficult period. He just needs to rebuild his confidence a bit."
Dudek showed little sign of the jitters early on as he held on to Ruud van Nistelrooy's header and expertly turned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's drive from distance round the post.
At the opposite end, United keeper Fabien Barthez was also in fine form, saving well from Milan Baros and Michael Owen in a lively Liverpool opening. But this was a strangely disjoined Liverpool performance and Alex Ferguson's side, stripped of injured England trio David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Rio Ferdinand -- as well as absentee Juan Sebastian Veron who has 'flu -- enjoyed the lion's share of possession.
A sloppy opening to the second half finally caused Reds' Houllier lose patience and Emile Heskey was introduced for Milan Baros on the hour to gain some attacking momentum. But disaster struck at the other end within four minutes as Forlan capitalised fully on Dudek's massive slip-up.
Three minutes later, Forlan doubled the advantage with a sweet finish after Ryan Giggs's penetrating run caused confusion in the Liverpool defence.
Captain Sami Hyypia threw the home side a lifeline with eight minutes remaining, crashing home a loose ball in a crowded penalty area.
The win left United, who had a disappointing start to the season, just two points behind Liverpool and six behind leaders Arsenal, who they play at Old Trafford next weekend.
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