Port Vale 1 Manchester U 2
Port Vale 1 Manchester United 2, Vale Park, English Football League Cup Second Round First Leg, September 21, 1994. Manchester United, who had won the League Cup in the 1991-92 season, came from behind to beat Port Vale 2-1 at Vale Park. Lee Glover handed The Valiants an early lead, but two goals from debutant Paul Scholes gave United a deserved win.
During the summer, Vale Park manager John Rudge had signed Lee Glover from Nottingham Forest, Arjan van Heusden from VV Noordwijk, Craig Lawton from Manchester United, Tony Naylor from Crewe Alexandra, and Stewart Talbot from Moor Green, while Peter Swan and Ian Taylor had been sold to Plymouth Argyle and Sheffield Wednesday respectively. The Staffordshire team, who had disposed of Football League Second Division outfit Bristol Rovers in the first round of the Coca-Cola Cup, took the advantage thanks to Lee Glover who hammered the ball from outside the penalty area past Manchester United shot stopper Gary Walsh and into the goal in the seventh minute of the encounter. But as the first period unfolded, Manchester United gradually took control of the game and Paul Scholes levelled the score when the nineteen-year-old midfielder cooly beat Port Vale goalkeeper Paul Musselwhite nine minutes ahead of the break. The Old Trafford men kept on pushing forward after the interval and Scholes scored his second goal as he converted a cross from fellow deutant Simon Davies eight minutes into the second half. Port Vale Team: Paul Musselwhite, Gareth Griffiths, Dean Glover, Allen Tankard, Bradley Sandeman, Robin van der Laan, Andy Porter, Tony Naylor, Lee Glover, Kevin Kent, Martin Foyle. Substitutes: Mark Burke, Ray Walker, Arjan van Heusden. Manchester United Team: Gary Walsh, Gary Neville, David May, Denis Irwin, David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Simon Davies, Keith Gillespie, Brian McClair, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes. Substitutes: Lee Sharpe, John O’Kane, Kevin Pilkington.
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Manchester United dismantled Port Vale 7-2 at Old Trafford on the 8th of February 1936 through four goals from Tommy Manley and a brace by Henry Rowley plus one goal from George Mutch.