OTD - 7 October

25 Jul 2018
2002: Manchester United 3-0 Everton

Manchester United scored three times in the last four minutes to snatch a dramatic win over Everton.

The match looked set for a stalemate until Paul Scholes broke the deadlock in the 86th minute.

Ruud van Nistelrooy doubled the lead with a penalty awarded for a foul on substitute Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by David Weir, who was sent off.

Scholes scored his second from 25 yards in stoppage time. The win took Man Utd up to fourth with 17 points, while Everton dropped a place to 12th on 11 points.

Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Manchester United, 2002
Ruud van Nistelrooy scored a late penalty for Manchester United in their 3-0 win against Everton in October 2002
2007: Arsenal 3-2 Sunderland

Robin van Persie scored a late winner to take Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-2 win over 10-man Sunderland.

Van Persie and Philippe Senderos put the Gunners 2-0 up inside the first 14 minutes, but Ross Wallace pulled one back for Sunderland.

Kenwyne Jones headed the visitors level three minutes after the break but van Persie won it in the 80th minute, before Sunderland’s Paul McShane was sent off for a foul on Aliaksandr Hleb.

Arsenal moved two points clear of Manchester United on 22 points, while Sunderland dropped to 16th with eight points.

Robin van Persie, Arsenal, 2007

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