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MATCH ANALYSIS: MAN UTD v ARSENAL (26/02/01) - GOAL BY YORKE
 

1) Ball played back by Beckham to Neville.

2) Neville plays the ball into the penalty area.

3) Scholes (black square) dummies and makes a run behind defence to receive the pass from Yorke (blue square). Defence looks for offside.

4) Scholes cuts the ball across and Yorke scores.

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Comments:

- The telling moment in this move is when the defence is beaten by Schole's dummy and run. The defenders try to play the offside trap but are beating by the timing of the run.
- The other important moment being the pass and run by Yorke. Like any good striker, he gives and goes and makes his run to the back post to finish with ease.

 
Conclusions:
- This move shows how in a tight situation, a defence can be beaten through good movement off the ball and communication between attacking players.
- Also, shows the importance of not over-relying on on the offside trap.
 

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