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Burnley 1 United 0: Player ratings
Published : 19 Aug 2009 21:59:40
Foster: Handled well but he was worked more than he should have been 6 O'Shea: Back to right back for most of game but couldn't fully cut off the supply that came in from Burnley's left flank 5 Brown: Not an easy night to be looking for sharpness after injury but stuck to his task in first start 5 Evans: Looked United's most comfortable defender in face of Burnley's enthusiastic attack 6 Evra: Decent effort from the Frenchman. Attacked well when he had the oppprtunity 6 Park: Korean's first touch was distinctly ropey early on and he never made an impact 5 Carrick: His poor effort from the spot kick that would have made huge difference summed up his night 5 Giggs: The veteran made better use of the ball than most but didn't get much response 6 Anderson: Out of it wide left in first half and out of sorts for brief period in centre of midfield 5 Owen: Not an evening to be attempting to rediscover your touch in front of goal 5 Rooney: Had plenty of sights of goal but was off beam with all his efforts 6 Subs: Valencia (sub Anderson 59) Berbatov (sub Owen 64) Neville (sub Brown 71) Scholes, Gibson, De Laet, Kuszczak not used Burnley: Jensen, Alexander (Gudjonsson 73), Carlisle, Fletcher Thomspon 81), Paterson (Eagles 73), Elliott, Mears, McCann, Blake, Bikey, Jordan Goals: Burnley: Blake (19) United: Bookings: Burnley: Paterson (21), Blake (36) United: Rooney (85) Battle of the Bosses: Premier League novice Owen Coyle got his side to harry the Reds and Fergie could not get a response from the champions Referee: Alan Wiley - On spot for Evra penalty but turned another down. 6 Attendance: 20,872 Agree with the ratings? Have your say.