Man United 2 Man City 2

Gordon Strachan

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Man­chester City 2, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Mar­ch 22, 1986. Man­chester Uni­ted were held to a dis­ap­point­ing draw by Man­chester City. The Reds were lead­ing 2-0 by the 58th min­ute of the ga­me, but two late goals salvaged a point for The Citizens.

High-fly­ing Man­chester Uni­ted, who had de­mol­ished Man­chester City 3-0 at Maine Road in the re­verse en­counter of the 1985-86 sea­son, mo­ved ahead in the mat­ch when for­mer Eng­land U21 in­ter­na­tion­al mid­fielder Co­lin Gib­son un­leashed a fe­ro­cious low shot which went pa­st the out­stretched arms of away goal­keeper Eric Nix­on and in­to the bot­tom right cor­ner of the net in the sec­ond min­ute. Man­chester Uni­ted in­creased their ad­vant­age thir­teen min­utes in­to the sec­ond pe­riod thanks to Gor­don Stra­chan who be­at Nix­on wi­th a well-taken pen­alty-kick af­ter Pe­ter Dav­en­port had be­en bro­ught down by Man­chester City de­fender Nicky Re­id in­side the eight­een-yard box, but the men in red shirts were pegged back twice as Clive Wil­son fou­nd the net in the 71st min­ute and Scot­land in­ter­na­tion­al Ar­thur Al­bis­ton sco­red an own goal two min­utes la­ter. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Chris Turn­er, Paul Mc­Grath, Ma­rk Hig­gins, Co­lin Gib­son, Mi­chael Dux­bury, Ar­thur Al­bis­ton, Gor­don Stra­chan, Ma­rk Hug­hes, Pe­ter Bar­nes, Pe­ter Dav­en­port, Nor­man White­side. Sub­sti­tute: Frank Stapleton. Man­chester City Te­am: Eric Nix­on, Ken­ny Cle­m­ents, Nicky Re­id, Paul Power, Ste­ve Red­mond, Da­vid Phil­lips, Clive Wil­son, Ma­rk Lil­lis, Andy May, Neil McNab, Ste­ve Kin­sey. Sub­sti­tute: Paul Simpson.


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Gor­don Stra­chan cel­eb­rated his de­but for Man­chester Uni­ted by find­ing the back of the net from the spot in a 1-1 Fir­st Di­vi­sion draw ag­ainst Wat­ford at Old Traf­ford on the 25th of Au­gust 1984.


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