Owen hails derby winner
United striker thrilled with injury-time winner
Last Updated: September 21, 2009 6:09pm
Owen: Last-gasp winner
Michael Owen believes his derby winner for Manchester United against City will go down as one of the highlights of his career.
Owen emerged from the bench at Old Trafford on Sunday, but barely had a kick before Craig Bellamy levelled the scores at 3-3 late on.
However, Ryan Giggs' pin-point pass deep into injury-time picked out Owen who controlled the ball superbly before stabbing home to break City's hearts.
It was Owen's first goal at Old Trafford for United and the 29-year-old striker, who has scored some fine goals in his time, ranks the winner as one of his greatest moments in the game.
"It is probably one of the moments I will reflect on as a highlight of my career," explained Owen.
"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."
Despite securing their fourth successive Premier League win and climbing to second in the table Owen says Sir Alex Ferguson's players will not be getting carried away with the three-point haul.
"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 [against Wolves], so we need our feet to be firmly back on the ground."