Goal of the Day: Kanchelskis’s ton-up
Background: Having won the 1992/93 title – scooping the first of the Premier League era and bucking a sizeable monkey off the United back by claiming a first title since 1967 – Ferguson’s Reds set about the 1993/94 campaign like they weren’t going to let anyone even sniff the trophy’s polish. By the time of this encounter with the ‘Crazy Gang’ – Vinnie Jones, John Fashanu et al – United had built an 11-point lead at the summit.
What happened next: United stretched our lead to 16 points at one stage, and ended up winning the title by eight points – with an FA Cup, and the club’s first Double, to follow.
Reaction: “If anything, the third goal was even more majestic. Cantona, again, was the catalyst. He released Kanchelskis, whose running power left Wimbledno drained. The Ukrainian Express then showed armament - a machine gun of a left foot." James Cordon, The Sunday Independent.