Manchester U 2 Liverpool 1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Liver­pool 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish FA Cup Fourth Ro­und, Jan­uary 24, 1999. Man­chester Uni­ted came from a goal down to de­feat Liver­pool 2-1 at ho­me in the fourth fou­nd of the FA Cup. Dwight Yorke and Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer sco­red a goal each for Uni­ted late in the sec­ond ha­lf af­ter Mi­chael Owen had giv­en The An­field­ers an early lead. 

Man­chester Uni­ted had de­feated Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion si­de Ports­mouth 4–1 at The Theatre of Dreams in the pre­vi­ous ro­und, where­as Liver­pool had beaten fel­low Pre­mier Lea­gue club Man­chester City 1-0 in what proved to be the fi­nal FA Cup fix­ture at Maine Road. The Uni­ted sup­port­ers had barely fou­nd their seats be­fore Liver­pool went in front when nine­teen-year-old marks­man Mi­chael Owen head­ed a bril­liantly de­livered cross from Nor­we­gi­an de­fender Ve­gard Heggem pa­st Den­mark in­ter­na­tion­al shot stop­per Pe­ter Schmei­chel and in­to the bot­tom left cor­ner of the net in the third min­ute of the FA Cup mat­ch. As the score­board clock at Old Traf­ford ticked down, Man­chester Uni­ted fi­nally had their equal­iser when Andy Cole nod­ded the ball on to strik­ing part­ner Dwigh York who fou­nd the tar­get from clo­se ran­ge wi­th a couple of min­utes left of nor­mal time. And just a few mo­ments la­ter, no­ne oth­er than sec­ond ha­lf sub­sti­tute Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer hit the win­ner for the hosts wi­th a low shot from in­side the area dur­ing stop­page time. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Pe­ter Schmei­chel, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Hen­ning Berg, Jaap Stam, De­nis Ir­win, Da­vid Beck­ham, Nicky Butt, Ry­an Gig­gs, Andy Cole, Roy Ke­ane, Dwight Yorke. Sub­stitutes: Ronny John­sen, Paul Scho­les, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer. Liver­pool Te­am: Da­vid Ja­mes, Ve­gard Heggem, Stig Inge Bjornebye, Ste­ve Hark­ness, Jam­ie Car­ra­gh­er, Domin­ic Mat­teo, Rob­bie Fowl­er, Pat­rik Ber­ger, Mi­chael Owen, Paul In­ce, Jam­ie Red­knapp. Sub­sti­tute: Ja­son McAteer.


Manchester United Quickfacts

Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Liver­pool 3-0 at Good­ison Park in an FA Cup Fourth Ro­und tie on the 24th of Jan­uary 1948. Jack Row­ley, Char­lie Mit­ten, and Johnny Mor­ris sco­red the goals for United.


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