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Brightwell: “Defeating Manchester United at Maine Road was an incredibly memorable moment,
- Updated: August 22, 2023
Said Ian Brightwell with a twinkle in his eye, adding, “I’ll cherish that day forever.”
In that unforgettable afternoon of 1989, goals from David Oldfield (2), Trevor Morley, Ian Bishop, and Andy Hinchcliffe led to a resounding 5-1 victory over our rivals United at Maine Road.
Brightwell shared his reflections on that iconic derby match, which drew a crowd of 47,000 fans, as part of a forthcoming roundtable discussion. Joining Mike Summerbee, Paul Power, and Nicky Weaver, the discussion celebrates the 100th anniversary of the inaugural match held at our historic old stadium.
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Adding to his sentiments, Brightwell confessed that the memories of that triumph remain vivid in his thoughts. He mentioned, “It was a truly special occasion. They entered the match as the favorites. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, United consistently held that role.”
By- Sahiba Suri