Goal of the Day: Remi rounds off Cup win
Date: 8 November 1983, Layer Road, League Cup
Background: Ron Atkinson’s Reds had been beaten finalists in the League Cup the previous season, losing 1-2 to Liverpool at Wembley, but had made up for it by lifting the FA Cup. Having overcome Third Division Port Vale over two legs in the second round, the Reds now faced Fourth Division Colchester United.
What happened next: The game ended 2-0 to United but the cup run only lasted a further round, Oxford United prevailing from a marathon tie to beat the Reds 2-1 in extra time of a second replay at the Manor Ground. For Moses, it would prove his busiest season at Old Trafford as he ended 1983/84 with 48 appearances and three goals. Sadly, the combative midfielder’s career was cut short at the age of 28, after playing 199 matches and scoring 12 goals.
Reaction: Bryan Robson, speaking some months after the game, was full of
praise for this old West Brom team-mate, saying:
“When he arrived he was
always looking to give Ray [Wilkins] and I the ball. But now he looks for a more
adventurous ball and to get forward, which is probably why everyone is talking
about him right now.”