Ipswich old boy Mark Brennan scores to give huge away victory for Oldham (Ipswich 1 Oldham 2)
Oldham went ahead just after 16 minutes when Mark Brennan, who started his career with Ipswich scored against his old club. Brennan’s fierce left-foot shot was blocked by Clive Baker, the ball ran loose as Ian Marshall challenged Baker and from the ricochet, Brennan fired into an open net.
Dean Saunders Returns to Anfield to haunt Liverpool (Liverpool 1 Aston Villa 2)
Deadly Dean Saunders returned to haunt Anfield by firing the winner as Aston Villa cancelled out winger John Barnes’ exquisite opener to claim three points. Injuries to Nicol, Wright and Rush forced the Reds to reshuffle their line up as they bid to register their first win in five games. Villa, fielding ex Liverpudlians Houghton, Staunton and Saunders knew that victory at Anfield could put them top of the premier league.
Cantona Leading United’s charge to the title (Manchester United 4 Tottenham Hotspur 1)
Frenchman Eric Cantona scored his fourth goal in as many matches as he powered United to a smashing victory against Spurs. Spurs keeper Erik Thorstvedt kept United out heroically for 41 minutes before Cantona sent United ahead. The tie was beyond doubt when United scored twice in the 53rd minute. Paul Parker scored another in the 58 minutes.
Leeds End Losing Run as they beat Southampton at home (Leeds 2 Southampton 1)
Kerry Dixon’s 200the league goal was Southampton’s only consolation as Leeds ended a four-match victory famine. Howard Wilkinson’s champions made hard work of their success. They were hampered somewhat by an injury to Gordon Strachan, who soldiered on with a back injury until the interval.
He was replaced by David Rocastle who gave them added impetus. Chris Fairclough cancelled out the opener but Welsh international Gary Speed stretched his remarkable scoring sequence against the Saints with a 72nd-minute winner.
Other Results from that Game Week:
Arsenal 1 Sheffield United 1 Blackburn Rovers 0 Wimbledon 0 Chelsea 2 Manchester City 4 Coventry City 0 Nottingham Forest 1 Crystal Palace 0 Everton 2 Middlesbrough 0 Queens Park Rangers 1