Premier League
Carrow Road, 5 April 1993

(Robins 61)

(Giggs 13, Kanchelskis 20, Cantona 21)

United: Schmeichel; Parker, Bruce, Pallister, Irwin; Kanchelskis, Cantona, Ince, McClair (Robson 73), Sharpe; Giggs.

Subs not used: Dublin, Sealey. 

26/02/2012 08:07, Report by J Tuck, S Bibby

Video: Norwich 1993

Norwich City were still in contention to become the first-ever champions of the Premier League when United visited Carrow Road in April 1993.

But in just eight first-half minutes, the Reds shot down the high-flying Canaries to effectively make it a two-horse race with Aston Villa, who would ultimately finish behind Sir Alex’s men.

Ryan Giggs, playing as a lone forward in only his 88th appearance, ran onto Eric Cantona’s carefully timed pass to put United ahead in the 13th minute. And the champions-elect sprung the offside trap twice more to score in the 20th and 21st minutes and leave Norwich shell-shocked.

Brian McClair's long pass found Andrei Kanchelskis, who fired home from a narrow angle, before Paul Ince broke through the middle to square unselfishly for Cantona, with the home side protesting that the Frenchman was offside. Former Reds striker Mark Robins headed one back on the hour mark but United saw the game out comfortably to move a point behind Ron Atkinson's Villa. Norwich were a further point adrift, having played a game more.

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