Owen: Derby strike a career highlight

Michael Owen admits his injury-time winner at Old Trafford against Manchester City will go down as one of the highlights of his career.

Owen struck in the sixth minute of added time on Sunday to settle one of the most dramatic Manchester derbies.

United triumphed 4-3 in the Premier League match after a quite extraordinary contest which they led on three occasions, only for defensive blunders by Ben Foster and Rio Ferdinand to leave them relying on Owen's second goal for his new club.

"It is probably one of the moments I will reflect on as a highlight of my career," said England's fourth highest goalscorer.

"To score a goal as dramatic as that in a derby was amazing.

"You had to see it to believe it. It must have been one of the best televised games of all time."

That is not to say Owen is getting carried away. The victory might have brought United three precious points and ended City's 100% record, but the former Liverpool star is already looking ahead to Wednesday's Carling Cup encounter with Wolves.

"We don't want our heads in the clouds," he said.

"We are at Manchester United. We are expected to win games. We have another game on Wednesday, so we need our feet to be firmly back on the ground."

Source: Team Talk
Date Published: 21 September 2009