Coventry 2 Manchester U 3
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.
Manchester United Quickfacts
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.