FA Premier League
Sunday 7 November 1993
Maine Road, Manchester
MANCHESTER CITY 2
MANCHESTER UNITED 3
Cantona (2), Keane
City: Coton; Edghill, Curle, Kernaghan, Phelan; White, McMahon, Flitcroft, Vonk; Sheron, Quinn.
United: Schmeichel; Parker, Bruce, Pallister, Irwin; Kanchelskis, Ince, Keane, Sharpe; Hughes, Cantona.
United travelled to Maine Road in November 1993, seeking a first win on City's home turf since 1985. Such a feat seemed unlikely though when Niall Quinn headed the Blues into a two-goal lead...
Action: Quinn latched onto a sweeping centre to put a bouncing header past Peter Schmeichel and then extended City's lead before half time by beating Steve Bruce to a floating cross. United looked a different side after the break, doubtless inspired by some choice words from the boss. Eric Cantona tucked away a sloppy backpass from Michel Vonk to revive the Reds' chances, and then equalised midway through the second half with a tap in at the back post. United's winning goal, the product of some superb passing, was hammered home by Roy Keane at the back post.
Reaction: The Reds dominated the league, staying in first place for the majority of the season and winning the title by an eight-point margin over closest challengers Blackburn Rovers. City on the other hand struggled in a relegation battle most of the season, avoiding it by just three points thanks to a late burst of form.
In the charts: Rock walrus Meat Loaf topped both the singles and albums charts with the power ballad I Will Do Anything For Love and Bat Out of Hell II - Back Into Hell.