Man United 3 Sheff Wed 0
Manchester United 3 Sheffield Wednesday 0, Old Trafford, English Premier League, April 17, 1999. Following a 2-1 FA Cup Semi-Final Replay triumph against Arsenal at Villa Park, Manchester United outclassed Sheffield Wednesday by a 3-0 score in a Premier League fixture at Old Trafford three days later. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham registered a goal each in the first half before Paul Scholes netted a third after the resumption.
Manchester United had lost 3-1 to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough in the reverse fixture of the 1998-99 season on the 21st of November 1998, and The Red Devils were looking for revenge at Old Trafford. Republic of Ireland midfielder Roy Keane fired a dangerous long distance shot shortly after kick off, but his effort was well saved by Czech Republic shot stopper Pavel Srnicek. As the first half wore on, Premiership leaders Manchester United went ahead courtesy of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who found the back of the net in the 34th minute of the clash. The Norwegian international turned provider eleven minutes later as he brilliantly crossed the ball for striking partner Teddy Sheringham whose fierce header flew past Srnicek and into the bottom left corner of the net off the base of the upright. Following the half-time break, Paul Scholes made the scoreline read 3-0 in the favour of Manchester United when the midfield engineer scored with a well placed shot from just inside the penalty area in the 62nd minute of proceedings. Manchester United Team: Raimond van der Gouw, Wes Brown, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Jaap Stam, Nicky Butt, Teddy Sheringham, Jesper Blomqvist, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Substitutes: Denis Irwin, David Beckham, David May, Dwight Yorke, Jonathan Greening. Sheffield Wednesday Team: Pavel Srnicek, Andy Hinchcliffe, Wim Jonk, Des Walker, Peter Atherton, Emerson Thome, Danny Sonner, Benito Carbone, Andy Booth, Niclas Alexandersson, Petter Rudi. Substitutes: Dejan Stefanovic, Richard Cresswell, Lee Briscoe, Phillip Scott, Kevin Pressman.