Retro Football: Presenting The Worst Goal Man Utd Have Ever Scored, Against Sheff Wed In 1991 (Video)

Chris Wright

16th, March 2017

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Despite the best efforts of Paul Warhurst to gift them the win, Manchester United ended up losing 3-2 against Sheffield Wednesday in what might loosely be described as a ‘thriller’ at Hillsborough in October of 1991.

Having gone 1-0 down to an early David Hirst strike, it didn’t take long for United to restore parity – less than two minutes in fact, thanks to Warhurst’s superbly weighted through-ball to Brian McClair…

Little did Warhurst realise at the time, but he’d just perfectly set the scene for United’s second goal of the afternoon – and quite probably the worst goal ever scored by a United player.

Indeed, following a laughably bad scramble in the penalty box, it was the hapless Owls utility man who steamed in with the clumsy air-kick that allowed McClair to almost apologetically tap home from a yard or so out…

Thankfully, two goals from new signing Nigel Jemson eventually pulled Warhurst’s gonads out of the fire and secured a spirited come-from-behind victory.

The Owls went on to finish third in Division One under the player-management of Trevor Francis, seven points behind league winners Leeds United and just three points behind United in second.

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  1. Geraldo says:

    It was also United’s first defeat of an ultimately disappointing season as I recall.

  2. isco inferno says:

    It’s maybe just a sophisticated way to score an own goal. But with comedy. That was pioneering stuff.

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