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Title-winning turnaround 

 

January 21st 1996                  Played     Points
1. Newcastle United                    23           54
2. Manchester United                  23           42


May 5th 1996                
1. Manchester United                  38           82
2. Newcastle United                    38           78

18/04/2011 17:00, Report by M Froggatt, M Shaw

Video: 1996 title race

St James' Park has been a happy hunting ground for United over the years. In fact, the Reds are unbeaten in the last seven trips to Newcastle, winning six and drawing once; you have to go all the way back to September 2001 to find a defeat.

Of course, one of United’s greatest victories on Tyneside came during the 1995/96 season, when Eric Cantona's strike sealed a famous win that helped overturn the Magpies’ 12-point lead at the top of the table. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side went on to lift the title and the FA Cup, becoming the first ever English team to win two domestic doubles.

Ahead of Tuesday's clash with the Toon, we've compiled some of the stand-out moments from that truly remarkable 95/96 campaign in an exclusive ManUtd.com video. So sit back, relax and enjoy...

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