Special Sub-Topic: Manchester United: 2007-08
|Who did United beat by penalties in the 2007 Community Shield on 5th August 2007?|
Chelsea. Community Shields never go into extra time. United beat Chelsea 3-0 on penalties with Edwin Van der sar saving all 3 of them. The full time score was 1-1 with Ryan Giggs and Florent Malouda scoring them. Van der Sar saved penalties from Frank Lampard, Sean Wright-Phillips, and Claudio Pizarro.
|Who scored United's goal in the Champions League Final?|
Cristiano Ronaldo. There was a throw in from Wes Brown to Paul Scholes, back to Wes Brown. Brown produced a beautiful cross into the penalty box and Cristiano was there to head it home.
|Wayne Rooney got a hat-trick in the week of his 22nd birthday.|
False. He scored a hat-trick in the week of his 21st birthday. He was very close to a hat-trick in the week of his 22nd. United was playing Aston Villa, with Villa scoring first. Rooney scored the the next 2, twice in 7 minutes. Rio Ferdinand scored the 3rd one. The Villa goalkeeper was then red carded for a foul on Carlos Tevez. Rooney took the penalty kick and the keeper saved it. Ryan Giggs scored United's last one for a score of 4-1. A lot of people say Wayne only scores in October, it is his favorite month. It probably is and sometimes that seams true!
|Who did United play in their first game of the Champions League?|
Sporting Lisbon. United beat Lisbon 1-0. Ronaldo scored the goal with a diving header. It is ironic he scored because he calls Sporting Lisbon his "second home", because it was his first professional club.
|How many total goals did Tevez score in all competitions in the season?|
19. Sir Alex Ferguson said, "He'll get me 15 goals, and what's more, they'll be important goals", and several of them were late game winning goals. One was in the Champions League Round of 16 against Lyon in the 87th minute, it was the goal that brought the score level, 1-1, and the goal that gave United the Quarter Final spot. United wouldn't have won the double without Tevez, that's for sure.
|Which team did Cristiano Ronaldo get a hat trick against in the 2007-08 season?|
Newcastle United. It was his first-ever hat trick, and it was a 6-0 win over Newcastle United on January 12, 2008. Tevez scored 2 and Rio Ferdinand scored 1.
|Which club did United sign Owen Hargreaves from?|
Bayern Munich. After about a year of negotiations between the clubs, on 31st May 2007, it was official that Owen would join United on 1st July 2007. It was one of the longest transfer sagas in the history of the sport.
|During the penalty shootout in the Champions League final, which Chelsea player could have won the title for his team, but slipped and watched his penalty shot hit the post?|
John Terry. After Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty kick was saved by Petr Czech, John Terry could have won the game for Chelsea, but as he was kicking the ball, he slipped and his shot hit the post. Then Van der sar saved Anelka's penalty kick, and the red flag flew in Moscow.
|Which club, also his previous club, was Wayne Rooney a fan of when he was a kid?|
Everton. He was a hardcore Everton fan. In the 2008-09 season, Rooney should have got his 100th club goal at Goodison Park where his career started, but that game didn't turn out how anyone expected. Rooney received a yellow card because of the Everton Fans, and Sir Alex took him off with the fear of him getting a red card. Instead, Rooney got his 100th club goal in the Manchester Derby on November 30, 2008, after a 7 game drought without scoring.
|Which two United players share the same birthday?|
Ronaldo and Tevez. Tevez is exactly one year older than Ronaldo. Tevez was born on 5th February 1984. Ronaldo was born on 5th February 1985.
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