Howard's joy as Everton keeper gets one over on his old United pals

20 April 2009 09:54
American goalkeeper Tim Howard was the proudest Evertonian at Wembley after his saves sealed a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over former club Manchester United to book a place in the FA Cup final.

The Red Devils left the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar out of yesterday's semi-final and fielded a team full of youngsters, but one which nevertheless held their own during a goalless 120 minutes.

In the end, though, it was the experience of Howard which came through in the shoot-out, saving from Dimitar Berbatov and United captain Rio Ferdinand.

Spot king: Tim Howard saves a penalty from Dimitar Berbatov

Howard, now 30, arrived at Old Trafford in 2003 and took the number one jersey from Fabien Barthez, going on to win the FA Cup against Millwall the following season.

However, the American then lost his place in the team following some inconsistent displays, and eventually joined Everton, initially on loan in May 2006, after the arrival of veteran Dutchman Edwin van der Sar.

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Source: Daily_Mail