Competition: Charity Shield Trophy.
Referee: Mr D. Elleray (Middlesex).
Cries of “Ooh-aah, Cantona.” were echoing round
Wembley after his hat-trick clinched a marvelous
Charity Shield victory over
Revenge was sweet for
United recaptured the lead
just before the break with another deflected goal. This time Tony Dorigo saw his left-foot shot clip Ronnie Rosenthal before
The game was made safe two minutes from time when Bruce Grobbelaar misjudged a cross and Eric Cantona headed in his hat-trick goal. Howard Wilkinson, who opted not to play midfielder David Rocastle, his £2 million summer purchase from Arsenal, had sent on veteran Gordon Strachan, who scored an own-goal with virtually his first touch as the ball got stuck between his feet when he defended a corner on the right-hand post and saw the ball trickle over the line. But there was no denying Eric Cantona his Wembley glory and there was a nice touch at the end when skipper Gary McAllister invited Gordon Strachan to lift the Charity Shield and show it to United’s delighted fans.
Eric Cantona and Tony Dorigo with Charity Shield
Eric Cantona gets his
Back Row: Mervyn Day, Chris Whyte, Jon Newsome, Chris Fairclough, John Lukic, Eric Cantona, David Wetherall, Tony Dorigo,
Front Row: Steve Hodge, Gary Speed, Gordon Strachan, Lee Chapman, Gary McAllister, David Batty, Rod Wallace.
Back Row: Steve Staunton, Glenn Hysen, Nick Tanner, Mike Hooper, Don Hutchison,
Bruce Grobbelaar, Mark Wright, Gary Ablett, Jan Molby.
Middle Row: Roy Evans (Coach), Mick Marsh, Steve McManaman, Barry Venison, Ian Rush,
Jimmy Carter, Ronnie Rosenthal, David Speedie, Ronnie Moran (Coach), Phil Boersma (Coach).
Front Row: Dean Saunders, Roy Houghton, John Barnes, Steve Nicol, Graeme Souness (Manager),
Ronnie Whelan, Steve McMahon, Peter Beardsley, David Burrows.
Back Row: Chris Whyte, Gary McAllister, John Lukic, Lee Chapman, Mervyn Day,
Jon Newsome, David Wetherall.
Middle Row: Alan Sutton (Physio), Mel Sterland, Steve Hodge, David Rocastle, Chris Fairclough,
Carl Shutt, Eric Cantona, Mick Hennighan (Coach).
Scott Sellars, Gary Speed, Tony Dorigo, Howard Wilkinson (Manager), Gordon Strachan,
David Batty, Rod Wallace.
Eric Cantona (3) and Tony Dorigo
David Rocastle did not play Bruce Grobbelaar was in goal Nick Tanner and David Burrows were the full-backs
Mark Wright and Ronnie Whelan were the centre-backs. Ian Rush and Ronny Rosenthal were the strikers Dean Saunders, Mike Marsh, Paul Stewart and Mark Walters were in
Don Hutchison and Istvan
Kozma were the substitutes
Mark Wright and Ronnie Whelan were the centre-backs. Ian Rush and Ronny Rosenthal were the strikers
Dean Saunders, Mike Marsh, Paul Stewart and Mark Walters were in midfield
Don Hutchison and Istvan Kozma were the substitutes