Man United 1 Newcastle 1
Manchester United 1 Newcastle United 1, Old Trafford, English Premier League, August 21, 1993. Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle United in their second home fixture of the season. Ryan Giggs handed United the lead five minutes ahead of the break, but The Magpies levelled the score through a goal from Andy Cole in the second half.
Early pacesetters Manchester United came into this encounter on the back of a comfortable and commanding 3-0 triumph against Sheffield United at Old Trafford, whilst Newcastle United had suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of Coventry City at Highfield Road. As the first half unfolded, Manchester United got themselves in front in the 40th minute of the contest when Ryan Giggs hammered an unstoppable free-kick past Newcastle shot stopper Pavel Srnicek and into the top left corner of the net. Following the resumption, Kevin Keegan´s players came a lot more into the game and managed to hit back as Andy Cole scored his first Premier League goal with a fine finish to equalise for the visiting team on 70 minutes. Wales international Mark Huges came close for Manchester United with just three minutes remaining of normal time, but the inform forward was denied by an excellent save from Srnicek. Manchester United Team: Peter Schmeichel, Paul Parker, Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister, Denis Irwin, Ryan Giggs, Paul Ince, Andrei Kanchelskis, Roy Keane, Bryan Robson, Mark Hughes. Substitutes: Les Sealey, Brian McClair, Lee Sharpe. Newcastle United Team: Pavel Srnicek, Kevin Scott, Barry Venison, Steve Watson, John Beresford, Paul Bracewell, Lee Clark, Rob Lee, Liam O’Brien, Nicos Papavassiliou, Andrew Cole. Substitutes: Tommy Wright, Matty Appleby, Malcolm Allen.