Last updated : 08 January 2004 By Editor
Arsenal drew, Chelsea lost: Ferguson said: “They were good
results for us. It has been a good night's work.”

He also had more words of praise for new goalkeeper Tim

“He has been like that all season and is improving all the
time. The experience of playing in games like this where the
atmosphere is tense will bring him on an awful lot. Tim made
three or four fantastic saves. The one he produced from
Okocha was outstanding.

“It was a pulsating game where we had to grind a result out.
Bolton never gave in and were a real handful to play
against. It is no surprise the results they have been
getting as they have improved remarkably. I am very pleased.
It is a good result and we were hanging on a wee bit but
that's what we expected of Bolton.

“I really thought we would see the game out. That's why I
took Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs off but we did it the hard

Bolton manager Sam Allardyce was disappointed:

“We have got to get back to keeping clean sheets. I am
disappointed as we gave ourselves too big a mountain to
climb. From an attacking point of view we did very well in
the first half but we've not defended correctly. We've
allowed Manchester United to sneak a couple of goals we
shouldn't have allowed them to. That's cost us not getting
anything from the game.

“What won United the game was probably the keeper. He made
some wonderful saves in both halves."