United’s best FA Cup away ties: Part one

WIMBLEDON 0 United 3
20 February 1994

Trips to Selhurst Park always establish a bumper presence in the home sections, such was the gulf in the fan bases between the Reds and Wimbledon. When the allocation of additional cup ties was lifted, it was estimated that an average of 27,511 visitors cheered for the gate.

Vinnie Jones unleashed his first goal of art through Eric Cantona’s hooves high into the London sky, but France’s response embodied the British approach: push back, stand tall and take skill.

Cantona broke through with a sensational header before the break and United, rising to challenges and tackling the hosts with equal vigour, doubled their lead when Paul Ince headed home after an hour. To shouts of ‘ole!’, Dionysius Irwin moved the balls round epically, rolling into the home area and rolling in a sensational third goal. Game, set, match.

This feature first appeared on United Review, the official matchday programme.

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