Man United turned defeat into a draw, with the cushion of an away goal, when Carlos Tevez came off the bench to snatch a late equaliser against Lyon in the Champions League last night.
Here are ten conclusions we gleaned from the gameâ€¦
1. Changing of the guard?
Fergie went for experience over youth but an ineffective Giggs and Scholes were replaced by Nani and Tevez in the second half â€“ and a loss was replaced by a win.
2. Whoâ€™s got the keys to my Benzema?
If Fergie really is interested in the player theyâ€™re calling the new Henry then his price went up by a few million after his impressive display and snapshot goal.
3. â€œBring out the lay-serâ€
Lyonâ€™s secret weapon last night came a la Dr. Evil â€“ a green laser flashed in Ronaldoâ€™s eyes. Could this be why the Portuguese failed in his latest quest for world domination?
4. Unsung hero
Owen Hargreaves proved his ball-winning importance on the European stage with a star turn in midfield â€“ although it will still be the leading roles who get all the critical acclaim.
5. Throwing it back
United tried a cheeky throw-in routine that involved Wes Brown throwing the ball at Giggsâ€™ back while he was face the other way â€“ is that allowed?
6. Boum on song
Surely the player that made two decisive blocks from Wayne Rooney must have been Jean Alain Boumsongâ€™s identical brother? Heâ€™s come a long way since Newcastle.
7. Lone Ranger firing blanks
The jury is still out over whether Wayne Rooney can play on his own up front â€“ exceptional against Arsenal but only average last night.
8. Peer group pressure
The referee was talked into giving Owen Hargreaves a yellow card after being swarmed by aggrieved Lyon players.
9. Leave it!
If Rooney hadnâ€™t have touched in Tevezâ€™s goal bound header from an offside position, the goal would have stood.
10. A tight game
Why is everyone wearing those tight fitting, long-sleeved vests under their shirts?