Manchester U 3 Oldham 2

Ryan Giggs

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Old­ham Ath­let­ic 2, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, April 4, 1994. Man­chester Uni­ted gain­ed all three points ag­ainst Old­ham Ath­let­ic at Old Traf­ford. Uni­ted were a goal up at the break thanks to a head­er by Ry­an Gig­gs, whi­le Di­on Dub­lin and Paul In­ce bo­th fou­nd the net in the sec­ond ha­lf to give The Reds a 3-2 win over The Latics. 

Man­chester Uni­ted had suc­cumbed to 2-0 de­feat at the hands of Black­burn Rov­ers at Ew­ood Park in their last Pre­miership fix­ture, whilst Old­ham had de­feated Queens Park Ran­gers by 4-1 at Bound­ary Park thanks to goals from Richards Job­son, Sean Mc­Carthy, and Dar­ren Beck­ford, plus an own goal by Alan Mc­Carthy. Man­chester Uni­ted star­ted the bet­ter and push­ed them­selves in­to the lead in the sev­en­teenth min­ute of play when Ry­an Gig­gs be­at Old­ham shot stop­per Jon Hall­worth wi­th a well pla­ced head­er from just out­side the six-yard box. In the sec­ond ha­lf of the tie, Sean Mc­Carthy equal­ised for Ath­let­ic wi­th a su­perb shot from out­side the pen­alty area on forty-nine min­utes, on­ly for Bri­an Mc­Clair re­place­ment Di­on Dub­lin to re­store the ad­vant­age for The Reds when the stri­ker net­ted from a few yards out af­ter sixty-six min­utes, and a mere min­ute la­ter, Gig­gs ran onto a bril­liant thro­ugh ball from Ma­rk Hug­hes be­fore he squared for Paul In­ce who fou­nd the tar­get from clo­se ran­ge to make it 3-1 to the Old Traf­ford men. Joe Royle´s Old­ham had their sec­ond goal of the day three min­utes af­ter­wards thanks to a power­ful Graeme Sharpe ef­fort from in­side the eight­een-yard box, but Man­chester Uni­ted held on to win 3-2. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Pe­ter Schmei­chel, De­nis Ir­win, Ste­ve Bru­ce, Ga­ry Pal­lister, Ry­an Gig­gs, Paul In­ce, An­drei Kanchel­s­kis, Roy Ke­ane, Bri­an Mc­Clair, Lee Sharpe, Ma­rk Hug­hes. Sub­stitutes: Les Sealey, Di­on Dub­lin, Bry­an Rob­son. Old­ham Ath­let­ic Te­am: Jon Hall­worth, Rich­ard Job­son, Chris Makin, Craig Flem­ing, Ste­ve Red­mond, Neil Poin­ton, Ma­rk Bren­nan, Rick Hold­en, Sean Mc­Carthy, Mi­ke Mil­ligan, Graeme Sharp. Sub­stitutes: Paul Ger­rard, Dar­ren Beck­ford, Ro­ger Palmer.


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