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Ferguson Challenges Red Devils to Reach for 90 Points
ESPN Soccernet, October 20th, 2006 4:05PM

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Sir Alex Ferguson believes it will take at least 90 points to win the English Premiership, a feat Manchester United has achieved only twice under in his 20 years in charge of the club: in 1994 (though teams played four more games then than they do today) and 2000. Ninety points means three or four losses maximum and maybe possibly a few more draws in what is a long 38-game season. This is no small achievement, though the EPL champion in each of the last three years has managed 90 points or more: Arsenal, which went unbeaten in its title run, finished with 90 points in 2004, Chelsea finished with 95 in 2005 and then 91 in 2006. United is currently on the right track, with 19 points from 8 games, although Chelsea is right in step with the Red Devils, with unfancied Portsmouth and Bolton Wanderers just two and three points behind. However, United failed its first big test of the year at home to Arsenal, losing out to a late goal from striker Emmanuel Adebayor; its second big test will be another home match against Liverpool, which desperately needs a win after a poor start to the season. Ferguson notes that the task before his players his a big one: "It is an exceptional figure, more than I have ever targeted before and even then it is difficult to say whether it would be enough or not," he said, adding: "without doubt, Chelsea are still the team we want to beat. Read the original story...


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