Man Utd 0 Nottm Forest 1

Gordon Strachan

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Not­ting­ham For­est 1, Old Traf­ford, FA Cup Quart­er-Fi­nal, Mar­ch 18, 1989. Gor­don Stra­chan played his last mat­ch for Man­chester Uni­ted in the 1-0 FA Cup Quart­er-Fi­nal loss to fel­low Fir­st Di­vi­sion te­am Not­ting­ham For­est at Old Traf­ford in Mar­ch 1989. The win­ner was sco­red by Garry Par­ker three min­utes be­fore the sound of the ha­lf-time signal.

In the pre­vi­ous meet­ing be­tween Man­chester Uni­ted and Not­ting­ham For­est at Old Traf­ford in the Fir­st Di­vi­sion on Box­ing Day 1988, Al­ex Ferguson´s men had beaten The Tricky Trees 2-0 thro­ugh goals from Ma­rk Hug­hes and Ral­ph Mil­ne re­spect­ively. Uni­ted had seen off the chal­lenges of Queens Park Ran­gers, Ox­ford Uni­ted, and Bourne­mouth to reach the quart­er-fi­nals of the FA Cup, where­as Bri­an Clough´s For­est had ma­naged to be­at Ips­wich To­wn, Leeds Uni­ted, and Wat­ford to get there. Man­chester Uni­ted had a great scor­ing op­por­tun­ity early on in the clash, on­ly for Scot­tish stri­ker Bri­an Mc­Clair to be denied by away goal­keeper Ste­ve Sut­ton. The win­ning goal of the con­test ar­rived in the 42nd min­ute of ac­tion when a clear­ance from Man­chester Uni­ted and Re­pub­lic of Ire­land de­fender Paul Mc­Grath went straight to Not­ting­ham For­est wing­er Franz Carr who­se low cross was tucked ho­me by Garry Par­ker. Uni­ted wor­ked hard for an equal­iser fol­low­ing the re­sump­tion of play, but the ho­me te­am were kept at bay by the sol­id For­est de­fence. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Jim Leigh­ton, Mal Don­aghy, Ste­ve Bru­ce, Paul Mc­Grath, Rus­sell Beards­more, Bry­an Rob­son, Lee Sharpe, Gor­don Stra­chan, Bri­an Mc­Clair, Ma­rk Hug­hes, Ral­ph Mil­ne. Sub­stitutes: Clay­ton Black­more, Lee Mar­tin. Not­ting­ham For­est Te­am: Ste­ve Sut­ton, Bri­an Laws, Stu­art Pe­arce, Des Walk­er, Terry Wil­son, Ste­ve Hodge, Franz Carr, Neil Webb, Nigel Clough, Lee Chap­man, Garry Par­ker. Sub­stitutes: Bri­an Rice, Ste­ve Chettle.

 

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Gor­don Stra­chan sco­red thir­teen goals in sixty-nine Scot­tish Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for Dun­dee be­fore he was sig­ned by Ab­er­deen Head Coach Billy McNeill partly in­to the 1977-78 campaign. 

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