Old Trafford, Saturday 30 October 1993
MANCHESTER UNITED 2
(Cantona 53, Hughes 57)
United: Schmeichel; Phelan, Parker, Bruce, Irwin; Sharpe, Ince, Keane, Giggs; Cantona, Hughes. Subs not used: Kanchelskis, Martin, Sealey.
QPR: Stejskal; Bardsley, Peacock, McDonald, Wilson; Impey, Wilkins (Holloway 73), Barker, Sinclair; Ferdinand, Allen. Subs not used: Yates, Roberts.
The Welsh hitman secured the points for Sir Alex's team in the Double-winning season but the Premier League leaders had to come from behind to avoid a surprise defeat. Eric Cantona cancelled out Bradley Allen's early opener and, four minutes later, Hughes hit the decisive strike.
Allen stretched to convert a Les Ferdinand header after the powerful centre-forward had already tested Peter Schmeichel to silence the home fans. United needed Cantona to set up the rescue act, the influential Frenchman going solo before finding the net with a low drive off the inside of a post. The Reds piled forward and, when Roy Keane nodded on a Lee Sharpe corner, Hughes pounced to fire in and complete the comeback.