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When David James’ error awarded United the title

Season 1996/1997 ended with a disappointing surprise as Eric Cantona announced his early retirement from playing football – 30 years old that time- , but there were good moments that season such as United away title decider against Liverpool at Anfield.


On 19 April 1997, Sir Alex team traveled to Liverpool and a victory would give United the title on Merseyside before four weeks from the end. United were on top with 66 points with a game in hand while Liverpool had 64 points from 34 games. So for Liverpool it was a must-win game to keep their hope alive. Man United started with Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Johnsen, Pallister, Phill Neville, Beckham, Scholes, Keane, Butt, Cole and The King Eric Cantona.


The final score was 3-1, a classic win for United and a happy moment for United fans who celebrated winning the league at Anfield, the home of our main rival. It was a nightmare for ex-England international keeper David James. His errors left his Club losing the game and the title and kept Gary Pallister and Andy Cole (who had unusual day by missing so many chances!) wondering and laughing from the way the ball went into the net.
We bring you back to those lovely moments;
Match Buildup with United Legend Steve Bruce and Liverpool Legend Emilyn Hughes,

Match Highlights with Celebration:

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5 Responses to “When David James’ error awarded United the title”

  1. jerry owen says:

    ROONEY OFF AND HIS DAD MAKES A KILLING FROM BETTING, WHAT A LOAD OF BOLLOCKS THEY ARE SCOUSE MANURES FOR EVER

  2. Big Boss says:

    unrelated comment at all… but i kept it so people understand such a character! rubbish

  3. RedScot says:

    That David James is such a tit anyway, he had a hair perm in a afro style, he is fae East Landin ! and a fricken pony tail; that moron David Semen fae Arsenil, fuck me pink all goal keepers are loonies.lift up any pony tail? you find a ….Arsenal of shite.
    Its like our very own Andeers Lindergarden( as Paddy on M.U T.V. called him, he aint here to pick his nose.) And what great competition he has supplied to Davide, pronounced Da—-ve–deee! lol.
    Seriously… Not… ever! lol.
    I enjoyed my Dvd very much it was class, naturally its a condensed dvd of all my loves scores.I dont mean sratches on the bed post for all you durty durty buggers on this site, lmao.
    I dont care about the nonesense of Wayne and his family problems( not my issue)I just love the way he as started and his on fire, found a new energy and that step of speed, yet again(no England pre season).i bet my Scots bunnet on he being Manchester Uniteds top goal scorer this season, as like the season we should have completed the *****19th*****!!!!!!!.He was top then and dragged us through, apart from that ‘moron’ Stevie starfish’ with thon lame attempt at a veiled passback to Pepe ( wants to be at a big club) Reina.Shameless!

  4. murty says:

    any blogs in the pipeline about more recent issues?

  5. Ras says:

    This is one of my favourite United matches/performance at Anfield.

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