Manchester U 5 Millwall 1
Manchester United 5 Millwall 1, Old Trafford, English Football League First Division, September 16, 1989. Paul Ince was given his debut for Manchester United by Alex Ferguson in the clash against Millwall at Old Trafford in September 1989. United were leading 2-1 at the break and added three more goals in the second period to defeat The Lions 5-1.
Manchester United went into an early 1-0 lead through Mark Hughes who powered an unstoppable shot from outside the penalty area and into the goal in the 13th minute of the tie. Debutant Paul Ince came close to finding the net shortly afterwards, but his fine effort was saved by Brian Horne in the Millwall goal. Against the run of the play, Teddy Sheringham equalised for the visiting team when he headed home on 42 minutes, only for Bryan Robson to put United back into the lead a minute later with a well placed shot into the top corner of the net. In the second period, Lee Sharpe recorded his first goal for Manchester United on the hour mark when he ran onto a through pass from Hughes and struck the ball past Horne into the bottom corner of the net to make it 3-1. And in the 75th minute, Hughes hit his second goal of the day after Horne had parried an effort from Brian McClair, and the same player found the net once again as he latched onto a long ball from Robson and rounded the Millwall goalkeeper to score five minutes from time. Manchester United Team: Jim Leighton, Viv Anderson, Steve Bruce, Mal Donaghy, Gary Pallister, Mike Phelan, Paul Ince, Bryan Robson, Brian McClair, Mark Hughes, Lee Sharpe. Substitutes: Mike Duxbury, Russell Beardsmore. Millwall Team: Brian Horne, Keith Stevens, David Thompson, Steve Wood, Ian Dawes, Leslie Briley, Jimmy Carter, Teddy Sheringham, Terry Hurlock, Steve Anthrobus, Tony Cascarino. Substitutes: Alan McLeary, Sean Sparham.
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Manchester United beat Millwall 4-0 in a Second Division fixture at Old Trafford on the 24th of August 1974 thanks to a hat-trick from Gerry Daly and a goal by summer signing Stuart Pearson.