Saturday's thriller at Villa got us thinking about our favourite 3-2 fight-backs in the Premier League. Our five-part series starts here with a visit to Maine Road in 1993...
Man City 2 (Quinn 22, 32) United 3 (Cantona 52, 78, Keane 87) | 7 November 1993
Some might say this was Sir Alex Ferguson’s greatest side – 1994’s Double-winners fused guile with aggression to take the title with a staggering 92 points and defeated Chelsea 4-0 in the FA Cup final.
Local rivals Manchester City would finish 16th but, of course, they were up for this one. Niall Quinn scored two first-half headers to leave United with a mountain to climb. “Being 2-0 down was a travesty,” said Sir Alex. “We played well but made mistakes and were punished. In the second half, we were superb.”
United's reprieve was a gift from Michel Vonk; his header back to City keeper Tony Coton sent Eric Cantona scampering gleefully goalwards to make it 2-1. Then Ryan Giggs engineered an equaliser with a gorgeous first-time pass to the far post for Cantona to level with 12 minutes left, and Denis Irwin teed up Roy Keane's emphatic close-range winner.