ESPN Grandstand: 1,500 Roaring Fans Watch Man U beat Liverpool

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Agonising Fans Watch As Their Team Goes On A Near Miss
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Agonising Fans Watch As Their Team Goes On A Near Miss

There were plenty of cheers and roars from the 1,500-strong fans who turned up at Red Carpet Avenue, Encorp to catch ESPN Grandstand’s ‘Battle of the Reds’ event, where Manchester United edge Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford. The exclusive event organised by ESPN STAR Sports was hosted by START Sports’ Maxis Football Extra presenters – the uber hot Patricia Knudsen and funny-guy JD aka Jason Desmond. The atmosphere was incredible, and yes, as ESPN STAR Sports themes it as, ‘It’s Just like Being There’

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Die-hard Manchester United Fans Cheering For Their Team

There was plenty of lively action even before kick-off and during half-time as Patricia and JD hosted stage games with attractive prizes to be won. Attendees were also entertained at booths, games, displays and contests run by broadcast sponsor Maxis, associate broadcast sponsors MYEG and Wrigley, and broadcast partner, Astro. Fans were also treated to a mesmerizing performance by football freestylers.

I was there along with friends, fellow bloggers and members of the media to catch the exciting match between BPL’s giants. Free flow of food and drinks and vivid high-definition footage. What more could a footie fan ask for? And what a game it was! Man U’s Wayne Rooney drew first blood at the start of half time and within 5 minutes, scored another. Liverpool came back guns a-blazing and were rewarded with a goal from Luis Suarez. The goal re-ignited the Reds, and saw them fight bravely till the end. However, it wasn’t enough to stop a Manchester United victory. Captivating till the end. Now that’s great football!

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Manchester United Fans Watch Nervously As Their Team Go Against The Mighy Reds

ESPN STAR Sports is Asia’s biggest sports content provider that broadcasts the Barclays Premier League and some of the world’s biggest football tournaments in Malaysia, including the UEFA Champions League, the FA Cup, the senior and Under-21 England Team home matches and AFC Football.

Looking forward to more exciting games with ESPN Grandstand!

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ESPN GRANDSTAND’S ‘BATTLE OF THE REDS’ ATTRACTS MORE THAN 1,500 PASSIONATE FANS
ESPN STAR Sports played hosts to more than 1,500 roaring fans at Red Carpet Avenue – Encorp Strand

Kuala Lumpur – 14 February 2012 – Themed as ‘It’s Just like Being There’, ESPN Grandstand delivered another spectacular live outdoor viewing experience to more than 1,500 passionate football fans at Red Carpet Avenue – Encorp Strand, who watched Manchester United narrowly beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Organised by ESPN STAR Sports, the event saw zealous supporters from both sides decked out in their club’s colours building up an atmosphere with fans singing club anthems in full voice and enjoying the electrifying atmosphere. Hosted by STAR Sports’ Maxis Football Extra presenters, Patricia Knudsen and Jason Desmond (JD), fans who came earlier were entertained with plenty of lively activities and stage games before kick-off and during half-time.

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Many excited fans came early to ensure the best seats for the highly anticipated live outdoor viewing party, with many coming hours before the kick-off. Early birds were entertained at booths, games, displays and contests run by broadcast sponsor Maxis, associate broadcast sponsors MYEG and Wrigley, and broadcast partner, Astro. Fans were also treated to a mesmerizing performance by football freestylers.

The blockbuster match captivated the fans, and was showcased in vivid high-definition on ESPN HD on the giant screen with surround sound. Fans witnessed Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney score the opener at the start of half time and then doubled the lead shortly after. Liverpool fought bravely and clawed themselves back into the match when Luis Suarez scored a goal back, but Manchester United proved too strong to overcome and the fans made themselves felt by chanting their team to victory.

ESPN STAR Sports is Asia’s biggest sports content provider that broadcasts the Barclays Premier League and some of the world’s biggest football tournaments in Malaysia, including the UEFA Champions League, the FA Cup, the senior and Under-21 England Team home matches and AFC Football.
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