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Ten Years on from Pizzagate: Man Utd and Arsenal both look toothless now

by | 18th, November 2014

TEN years ago, Manchester United and Arsenal indulged in one of football’s daftest climaxes. The feud between the two teams culminated in someone throwing pizza. Apart from the tragic waste of pizza (in what is now officially America’s ‘National Pizza Week’), everyone laughed apart from those involved.

This week, it transpires that Cesc Fabregas could well be the main culprit for slinging pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson. Or at least, that’s the story according to Martin Keown when talking about the Battle of the Buffet.

“As I said on the radio a few years ago, from what I understand it was a Spanish fella with great technique,” says Keown. “Even when it came to the pizza he had great technique. He threw it like a Frisbee.”

Man United won the match 2-0, which put an end to Arsenal’s incredible 49-match unbeaten run.

In his autobiography, Fergie wrote: “To this day, I have no idea who the culprit is,” but then, he didn’t know he’d been hit ’til he got back to the changing room and was inevitably more concerned about Arsene Wenger apparently throwing his fists up and challenging him to a scrap in the tunnel after the match.

However, since then, things have calmed down and both teams have lost their way a little. Arsenal are the classic Football At All Costs side

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Posted: 18th, November 2014 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink