Leicester 2 Manchester U 6
Leicester City 2 Manchester United 6, Filbert Street, English Premier League, January 16, 1999. Manchester United outclassed Martin O´Neill´s Leicester City, who were without key defenders Matt Elliott and Frank Sinclair, by a 6-2 margin courtesy of a hat-trick by Dwight Yorke and a double from striking partner Andy Cole, plus a late goal by defender Jaap Stam.
The first goal of the game was scored by Dwight Yorke as he converted a low cross from Denis Irwin in the 10th minute of action to give Manchester United an early lead. Greek central midfielder Theo Zagorakis levelled the score for Leicester City when he fired a stunning long distance shot into the top corner of the net ten minutes ahead of the interval, but the visitors regained the lead thanks to Andy Cole who ran onto a through ball from Ryan Giggs before he hammered his effort into the far corner five minutes after the resumption. Cole then increased the advantage with a fine finish two minutes past the hour mark before Yorke made it 4-1 to the visiting team two minutes afterwards following a mistake from Leicester custodian Kasey Keller. With 17 minutes remaining, City defender Steve Walsh netted a second consolation for The Foxes, only for Yorke to complete his hat-trick in the 86th minute of the fixture when he tucked away a rebound from a Cole shot which hit the bar, and in the final minute of normal time Netherlands international Jaap Stam scored his one and only goal for Manchester United as he converted a fine cross by David Beckham. Leicester City Team: Kasey Keller, Rob Ullathorne, Pontus Kaamark, Gerry Taggart, Steve Walsh, Steve Guppy, Muzzy Izzet, Theo Zagorakis, Neil Lennon, Stuart Wilson, Tony Cottee. Substitutes: Stuart Campbell, Garry Parker, Graham Fenton. Manchester United Team: Peter Schmeichel, Henning Berg, Wes Brown, Jaap Stam, Denis Irwin, David Beckham, Jesper Blomqvist, Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane, Andrew Cole, Dwight Yorke. Substitute: Phil Neville.
Dwight Yorke Quickfacts
Dwight Yorke contributed nineteen goals in 74 senior appearances for his native Trinidad and Tobago and was a member of the squad that qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.