Goal of the Day: Duxbury’s delight
Mike Duxbury didn't net many during his Manchester United career, but his chip against Notts County in 1982 is today's 'Goal of the Day'.
Background: United were hunting down Liverpool in the race for the First Division title and the mid-December clash with Notts County offered Ron Atkinson’s men a chance to grab another crucial three points. It proved to be a relatively straightforward game at Old Trafford and goals from Norman Whiteside, Frank Stapleton and Bryan Robson had us three goals to the good going into the final five minutes.
Reaction: While Mick celebrated the goal with glee, his team-mates were slightly less sympathetic, instead choosing to poke fun at what they considered a scruffy finish.
“All the lads came up and started taking the mick out of me for it,”the former United defender claimed in his autobiography, It's Mick, Not Mike.
“Crazy that we could be having this intimate chat about what had gone on in front of 60,000 people! They couldn’t just celebrate, they had to take the mick!”