On this day - March 4: Ipswich Town earn memorable European win against St Etienne and are humbled at Old Trafford
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March 4 marks the anniversary of one of Ipswich Town’s most glorious nights, as well as their most humbling defeat.
On this day in 1981: Saint Etienne 1 Ipswich Town 4
One of Ipswich Town’s most glorious evenings came on this day in 1981, as the Blues beat a star-studded Saint Etienne side 4-1 in their own back yard in the UEFA Cup.
A French side including Johnny Rep, Michel Platini and future France manager Jacques Santini took the lead through Dutchman Rep, but the Blues answered back superbly as a brace from Paul Mariner and goals from John Wark and Arnold Muhren put Bobby Robson side in full control against one of Europe’s most feared clubs.
Terry Butcher, Wark and Mariner scored as Ipswich won the second-leg 3-0, as they took another step closer to UEFA Cup glory.
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On this day in 1995: Manchester United 9 Ipswich Town 0
Another game which will live long in the memory, but for very different reaons.
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The Blues still hold the record for the heaviest Premier League defeat after they were demolished at Old Trafford, thanks largely to five goals from United forward Andy Cole.
Former Ipswich manager Roy Keane got the ball rolling while Mark Hughes, two, and Paul Ince also got on the scoresheet.