Premier League, Sunday 6 December 1992
MANCHESTER UNITED 2
(Ince 20, Hughes 73)
MANCHESTER CITY 1
United: Schmeichel; Parker, Bruce, Pallister, Irwin; Sharpe, Robson, Ince, Giggs (Cantona 45); Hughes, McClair. Sub not used: Phelan.
City: Coton; Brightwell, Curle, Hill, Phelan; White, Simpson (Reid 55), McMahon, Holden; Quinn, Sheron (Flitcroft 65).
Action: Paul Ince opened the scoring with a superb long-range strike to give the Reds the upper-hand in a feisty encounter that often threatened to boil over. After Hughes had wasted a good chance to put United ahead in the second half, he atoned for his earlier miss by rifling home from fully 30 yards to make it 2-0. Niall Quinn hit back from close range but the Reds hung on to claim the points and the bragging rights.
Reaction: League leaders Norwich were beaten at Old Trafford in the next game as the Reds continued an unbeaten run which would stretch ten games; by May, United would be champions of England for the first time in 26 years.