Goal of the Day: Sharpey's super volley
Our new 'Goal of the Day' series continues with a Lee Sharpe belter against Everton 26 years ago...
Date: 23 October 1993, Goodison Park, Premier League
Background: Lee Sharpe arrived in Manchester from Torquay United as a 17-year-old following a recommendation from ex-Manchester journalist Len Noad, and duly set about establishing himself as a key part of Alex Ferguson’s evolving Reds. Sharpe’s sixth season at Old Trafford, 1993/94, would prove to be his most prolific in front of goal – including a barnstorming effort on this date against Everton at Goodison Park.
What happened next: Peter Schmeichel pulled off two smart saves in the second-half to deny Tony Cottee and Peter Beagrie, as Sharpe’s sublime strike proved to be the winner in a 1-0 victory which opened up a nine-point lead for United at the top of the league.
Reaction: "I don't usually score goals from outside the box, so to catch one as sweet as that was nice,” shrugged the winger. When told by his interviewer that his goal had been a cracker, Sharpe laughed: “I’m being modest!”
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