The memories of THAT 9-0 defeat will haunt Ipswich Town ahead of every Old Trafford visit

MEET ME AT SIR ALF STEVE MELLEN; Manchester United v Ipswich Town football; March 1995; Crai

MEET ME AT SIR ALF STEVE MELLEN; Manchester United v Ipswich Town football; March 1995; Craig Forrest in goal - Credit: Archant

Every time Ipswich Town have made the journey to Manchester United in the last 20 years, the Blues’ most unwanted of records has surely been a hot topic of conversation amongst travelling fans.

To this day the 9-0 defeat suffered on March 4 1995 remains the biggest in the history of the Premier League, with Andy Cole’s haul of five goals the first time anyone had managed that many, in the history of the competition.

It was always going to be a tough job for the relegation-threatened Blues as they went up against the reigning league champions, with the task getting even more difficult when future Ipswich manager Roy Keane rifled in a low shot to give the Red Devils the lead after 16 minutes.

Cole struck twice before half-time to as good as end the contest, before completing his hat-trick eight minutes after the break, with Mark Hughes finding the net twice before the hour mark to make it 6-0.

Two more Cole goals followed, sandwiching a cheeky lob from Paul Ince from a quickly-taken free-kick which summed up a tough day which moved Ipswich one defeat closer to an inevitable relegation.


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