UNITED 5 EVERTON 1 (1999/00)
Everton made the mistake of rousing the champions here, by taking an early lead through Francis Jeffers. However, soon defender Richard Dunne handled inside the area, allowing Denis Irwin the opportunity to level from the penalty spot. Then? Enter Solskjaer.
A precise through ball from Paul Scholes sent the striker speeding away on 29 minutes, and his first-time finish had enough meat on it to squeeze under Toffees goalkeeper Paul Gerrard. An even better Scholes pass – clipped gorgeously over centre-back David Weir – played Ole in again just 14 minutes later, to completely turn the match in United's favour by half-time. After the break, it was more of the same. Solskjaer headed home Irwin's left-sided cross to complete his hat-trick and, just before the hour, our then no.20 slid home a simple finish from inside the penalty area to make it a remarkable four goals in less than 30 minutes of playing time. Ruthless!