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11/12/2012 10:56, Report by Robert Thorpe
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Kuwait enjoys derby win

Sunday 9 December marked the third in the series of #IAMUNITED fan parties held by Manchester United, with Kuwait being the latest stop following hugely successful events in New York and Jakarta.

The party was held in the IMAX theatre at the picturesque Scientific Center of Kuwait, which boasts scenic views of the Kuwait coastline.

As in New York and Jakarta, the event offered fans the opportunity to come together and experience the drama of watching a game with fellow fans and in the company of a legendary Red.

The backdrop for #IAMUNITED Kuwait was the first derby day of the 2012/13 season, featuring a live screening of the Manchester City v United fixture and a special appearance by club ambassador Peter Schmeichel.

Friends Omar, Hassan and Adil were among the first to arrive at the venue, over three hours before kick-off, tickets in hand, eager to make sure they got the best possible seats and catch a glimpse of legendary Reds goalkeeper Schmeichel.

The venue quickly filled to capacity and those in attendance were greeted with the same playlist as that of Old Trafford. Schmeichel was introduced to the waiting crowd and was greeted with rapturous cheers.

The game kicked off soon after and the whistle was met with a loud roar from the crowd. The noise levels rose still further after Wayne Rooney's brace put United in command, only for the venue to be silenced as City fought back. 

But Robin van Persie's late free-kick sparked euphoria which continued long after the final whistle. After the game, Schmeichel presented signed United prizes to lucky winners, as well as posing for photographs and signing autographs for those who had been watching the game with him in the theatre.

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