Blackburn Demolished at home as title hopes fade away – Blackburn Rovers 2 Coventry City 5
Bobby Gould’s Coventry produced their most incredible display to stun big spending Blackburn with a five-goal salvo and stay firmly on course for Europe in the upcoming next season. The manner of that success was visible in their recent triumphs over Liverpool and Aston Villa as well. Coventry became the top scorers in the league by the win and inflicted Blackburn’s heaviest defeat under Kenny Dalglish.
Wilkinson settled relegation showdown – Middlesborough 2 Southampton 1
Striker Paul Wilkinson celebrated the signing of his new deal with Middlesborough by settling a stormy relegation showdown with Southampton at Ayresome Park. Boro midfielder Willie Falconer and Saints’ Terry Hurlock were sent off for fighting in an encounter manager Lennie Lawrence labelled the Teessiders’ most important match of the season.
Tony Cottee Double sparks a turnaround for Everton – Wimbledon 1 Everton 3
Tonny Cottee’s second two-goal haul in 10 days could secure an Everton future for both himself and manager Howard Kendall but it might also signal the beginning of the end of a seven-year Wimbledon stay in the top league. Even though Don’s manager Kinnear was defiant about his side’s success of staying up the mood was bleak in the stadium as only 3039 fans turned up at Selhurst Park – the smallest attendance in history at a top-flight park.
City in with a shout in the league – Peter Reid – Oldham 0 Manchester City 1
Manchester City boss Peter Reid believed that his side still had a big say in the premier league title race after a 1-0 win at boundary park which compounded Oldham’s relegation headache. “It is still wide open and the rest is up to us. It is very tight and every side is capable of beating each other.” Said Reid after Niall Quinn’s 77th-minute winner.