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Leicester City 2-6 Manchester United | Premier League | 16/01/99

Manchester United rolled up to Leicester's Filbert Street stadium on 16 January 1999, still in the early throes of what was to become arguably the most memorable calendar year in the club's history.

After an indifferent end to 1998, there were ominous signs that the Treble-chasing Reds were beginning to click into gear after scoring seven goals in the previous two fixtures at Old Trafford - an FA Cup win over Middlesbrough (3-1) and a league thrashing of West Ham (4-1).

Spearheaded by the ruthless attacking partnership of Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke, United scored first at Filbert Street - through the latter after ten minutes - but were soon pegged back by a thunderous Theo Zagorakis shot. Thankfully, Cole was on hand to restore the Reds' lead five minutes into the second half before going on to make it 3-1 just past the hour mark.

Determined not to be outdone, Yorke took over and completed his hat-trick with a couple of opportunist finishes to give United an unassailable advantage at 5-1. Steve Walsh's 75th-minute strike was merely a consolation for Leicester with the last word going to the most unlikely of candidates as Jaap Stam stabbed home his first and only goal for United, much to the delight of Sir Alex Ferguson.

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