Dwight Yorke celebrates a United goal.

#Treble99: Deadly Dwight boosts Reds

Saturday 02 February 2019 07:43

As part of our look back at the fabulous Treble-winning season, we recall Dwight Yorke's vital contribution to two games in four days back in 1999.

The classy striker, signed at the start of the season from Aston Villa, grabbed the only goal in victories over Charlton Athletic and Derby County to keep the Reds in the Premier League title hunt.

#Treble99: Deadly Dwight does the damage... Video

#Treble99: Deadly Dwight does the damage...

Watch Dwight Yorke's winners in the 1-0 victories over Charlton Athletic and Derby County in 1999.

At The Valley, the game was deadlocked going into the closing stages when Paul Scholes worked his way into a crossing position and stood the ball up for Yorke to climb and divert his header into the net. It was another late winner by Alex Ferguson's men.

A few days later, in the opening game of the month on 3 February, United entertained Derby at Old Trafford.

Once again, Yorke's solitary finish proved the difference and this one arrived earlier - after 65 minutes. The Trinidad & Tobago international bagged his sixth goal in four Premier League games since the turn of the year after a move cut through the heart of the Rams' defence.

Ronny Johnsen fed Nicky Butt and his lob allowed the in-form marksman to take a touch and then bury a half-volley beyond Russell Hoult in the visiting net.

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