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06/11/2008 09:41

Papers: Ry Fawkes

Giggs puts rocket up Celtic
Sir Alex Ferguson was saved by his very own Ry Fawkes. Ryan Giggs’ 84th-minute goal earned United a Fireworks Night draw. And relieved boss Fergie admitted: “When you are still 1-0 down with a few minutes to go you do think you are going to lose. But give credit to the players. We kept battling and battling and we deserved the point for our perseverance. We created a lot of chances but their keeper made a few decent saves, and when the ball isn’t going in you do start to wonder if it isn’t going to be your night. But no complaints - we’ve qualified, and that’s the main thing.”
David Facey, The Sun

As difficult as it is to recover from that 'Ry Fawkes' pun in the first story, we must move on. The Sun pays tribute to Giggsy in its match report, saying: "You just cannot buy his experience, knowhow and ability on the ball."

Tony Cascarino writes in The Times that, against Celtic, United paid the price for making sacrifices ahead of Saturday's clash with Arsenal, while The Telegraph reports that ex-Red Mikael Silvestre is an injury doubt for the game at the Emirates Stadium.

The Daily Mail says that Carlos Tevez needs to rediscover his sparkle in front of goal. The Argentina international started up front against Celtic, but the Mail argues that it wasn't the easiest environment in which to impress.

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