By Alan Duffy
Back on this day in 1990, Manchester United and Arsenal clashed at Old Trafford in a game which would sow the seeds of much thuggery between the two clubs in the years to follow.
Nigel “Nutty” Winterburn tackled Brian McClair, who then kicked seven shades of s**t out of the Arsenal left-back. Suddenly, there were 21 players involved in a massive, highly entertaining brawl. Indeed, David Seaman was the only player not to get involved.
Arsenal went on to win the game 1-0 courtesy of a clever Anders Limpar strike although both sides were docked points following the scrap, United one point and Arsenal two.
Here’s Arsenal boss George Graham giving his players a team talk in the aftermath of the points deduction…
The Gunners would eventually go on to win the league that season, losing only one game in the process.