Coventry 2 Manchester U 3

Andy Cole

Cov­entry City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3, High­field Road, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, May 1, 1995. Sec­ond pla­ced Man­chester Uni­ted were pegged back twice by by re­leg­a­tion threat­ened Cov­entry City, but the title con­tenders still came out 3-2 win­ners at High­field Road. The win­ning goal of the ga­me ul­ti­mately came in the 79th min­ute of play thro­ugh Andy Cole. 

Man­chester Uni­ted went ahead a couple of  min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk when Paul Scho­les ham­mered the ball ho­me af­ter Cov­entry City goal­keeper Jon­athan Gould had failed to hold a low strike from Andy Cole. The Mid­landers gradu­ally came more in­to the mat­ch and Zi­m­b­ab­we in­ter­na­tion­al Pe­ter Nd­lovu ma­naged to level the score for the hosts as he flicked a hard shot from for­mer Man­chester Uni­ted for­ward Di­on Dub­lin bey­ond the reach of away goal­keeper Pe­ter Schmei­chel and in­to the net six min­utes ahead of the in­ter­val. Man­chester Uni­ted re­gained their ad­vant­age thanks to Cole who be­at Gould wi­th a cool fin­ish ten min­utes in­to the sec­ond ha­lf, but The Sky Blues had an­oth­er equal­iser when Scot­land U21 de­fender Ste­ven Press­ley con­ver­ted a fine cross by Paul Cook in the 72nd min­ute of the tussle. Man­chester Uni­ted push­ed hard for a win­ner and, wi­th el­ev­en min­utes re­maining on the clock, Cole net­ted the fi­nal goal of the day wi­th an­oth­er trade­mark fin­ish to se­cure three vi­tal points for the vis­it­ors. Cov­entry City Te­am: Jon­athan Gould, Bri­an Bor­rows, Da­vid Ren­nie, Ste­ven Press­ley, Mar­cus Hall, Paul Cook, Kev­in Richard­son, Gor­don Stra­chan, Di­on Dub­lin, Pe­ter Nd­lovu, Roy Wegerle. Sub­stitutes: Sean Flynn, Mi­ke Marsh, Al­bert Pick­er­ing. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Pe­ter Schmei­chel, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Da­vid May, Ga­ry Pal­lister, De­nis Ir­win, Nicky Butt, Bri­an Mc­Clair, Paul Scho­les, An­drew Cole, Lee Sharpe, Ma­rk Hug­hes. Sub­stitutes: Pat Mc­Gib­bon, Da­vid Beck­ham, Ga­ry Walsh.


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Reign­ing Foot­ball Lea­gue Cham­pi­ons Man­chester Uni­ted be­at re­cently pro­moted Cov­entry City 4-0 at ho­me in the fir­st ever top-flight meet­ing be­tween the two clubs on the 25th of Oct­ober 1967.


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