Completing our 3-2 comebacks series, Berba rescues victory at Bloomfield Road...
Blackpool 2 (Cathcart 15, Campbell 43) United 3 (Berbatov 72, 88, Hernandez 74)
25 January 2011
There are few more thrilling sights as a United supporter than the team inexorably chasing down a win; when all looked lost and then, suddenly, victory is grasped from the clutches of defeat.
That was the case at Bloomfield Road in January 2011. Ex-Reds youth teamer Craig Cathcart headed Blackpool in front after 15 minutes and DJ Campbell doubled the lead before the break. United needed something special - fortunately there is so often someone willing to play the hero. Step forward Dimitar Berbatov, with a little help from Javier Hernandez.
United peppered the Blackpool goal, but it wasn't until 72 minutes when Berbatov converted Fletcher's cross that the victory charge began. Two minutes later Chicharito raced onto Giggs' pass and made it 2-2. A winner seemed inevitable but that took none of the excitement out of Berba's cool, calm finish two minutes from time.