Still my favourite home derby even with the 1-0 from Vinny taken into account.
Rags getting turfed from the NS, Ralph Milne MOM? Think baconface was on the pop even then, slippy Jim on his knees, Mrs Moon bouncing on a rags feet in her heels for the third goal (he didn't reappear for the second half, Docherty on Picc radio 'you can put your house on a rag win', James H taking the piss afterwards, the enjoyment in the Radcliffe in Chadderton that evening with half the pub looking like they were ready to burst into tears, the other half bouncing all night.
Brilliant day. We were winning 3-0 at half time & totally pummelling them. Hughes scored for them just after half time & the typical City doubts started! The nerves settled down when we got our fourth.
Weren‘t the rumours that Mel Machin got the sack because Swales thought he wasn’t giddy enough after that win?
Amazing result at the time - Utd with one of the most expensively assembled squads ever, versus a City side that (if memory serves) hadn't scored more than once in a game that season, and had our top scorer Clive Allen out injured.