Sunday, 20 January 2013

On This Day - 20/01/88

With the snow obliterating our footballing plans this weekend we have to turn to the archives to get our football fix, and where better to look than to exactly 25 years ago today, when Manchester United came to the Manor for a League Cup quarter-final tie.

For Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson it was the first time he had brought a side to the Manor since his ignominious defeat in his first game in charge, but for the mighty yellows it offered the opportunity for another great cup night during a period when a distraction from the league was perhaps more welcome than it is today. Oxford were winless in ten league games coming into this match - in fact, we hadn't won a single match since defeating Wimbledon in the previous round. By contrast, we had only been beaten once during the previous three seasons in the League Cup and Wembley was again looking like a distinct possibility.

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