The Maine Road Massacre: Man City 5 – Man Utd 1
The Story of the 1989 Maine Road Massacre and 5 City gifts to remember it by.
The Maine Road Massacre: Manchester City 5 – 1 Manchester United
23rd September 1989; Alex Ferguson’s expensively created squad (featuring the most expensive English defender to date) came to Maine Road to face a newly promoted Manchester City side. City featured players brought through their youth ranks like Redmond, Hinchcliffe, White and Paul Lake. City started brightly and, after a delay due to crowd problems, City went 3-0 up thanks to goals from David Oldfield, Trevor Morley and Ian Bishop.
A goal by future City boss Mark Hughes just after half time gave United hope but City responded with two more goals, from Oldfield and Hinchcliffe, to give United a good thrashing! Unfortunately it would be the last City derby win until 2002 when Nevile fed the Goat at Maine Road.
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Hinchcliffe’s goal is probably the most remembered, as is his celebration waving 5 fingers at the United fans in the Kippax! A deep cross from the right by David White was met by a charging Andy Hinchcliffe. The left back met the ball with a thundering header (captured brilliantly here by artist Ron Kirwin).
“Where did the Hinchcliffe come from? He’s the left back remember, BANG!”
Another artist Richard Hincks capture’s the flight of the ball and Hinchcliffe’s movement in his sophisticated print of the goal. The commentator of the day said of the goal “Where did the Hinchcliffe come from? He’s the left back remember, BANG!”
It’s only 5-1
Maine Road massacre team member and a player many thought would become England’s greatest player, Paul Lake’s book is widely considered as the best Manchester City book.
Paul’s book was named by most Man City experts as the best City book here:10 MCFC Experts reveal their favourite Man City books for world book day 2015 Whilst in a twitter poll of followers of @thegingerwig it was named the best Man City book here
Maine Road Massacre Team Line-ups
Manchester City – Cooper, Fleming, Hinchcliffe, Bishop, Gayle, Redmond, White, Morley, Oldfield, Brightwell, Lane (Beckford, 79). Manchester United – Leighton, Anderson, Donaghy, Duxbury, Phelan, Pallister, Beardsmore (Sharpe, 73), Ince, McClair, Hughes, Wallace. Referee N Midgley (Bolton).
Watch highlights of the Maine Road Massacre
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