Manchester U 5 Millwall 1

Bryan Robson

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. 


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