Goal of the Day: Keane completes comeback
Today's 'Goal of the Day', from this day in 1993, is a particularly memorable one for Reds fans...
Date: 7 November 1993, Maine Road, Premier League
Background: United fans in the away section of the Kippax dodged packets of Turkish Delight ahead of the 129th Manchester derby, as City fans reminded travelling Reds of our midweek Champions League exit to Galatasaray in Istanbul. It had been a disappointing trip to Turkey for Alex Ferguson’s men, no doubt, but domestically United were reigning champions and making a fine fist of defending the title – top of the table with just one defeat all season.
What happened next: United went undefeated for the next 15 league games, eventually retaining the title and adding the FA Cup to complete our first Double.
Reaction: Boss Ferguson was thrilled with the comeback, saying:
“I don’t think
we deserved to be two goals down, but we showed great resolve to score
three times to win the match.”