Nigel “Nutty” Winterburn tackled Brian McClair, who retaliated. Moments later 21 players involved in a massive, highly entertaining brawl. David Seaman was the only player not to get involved.
Arsenal went on to win the game 1-0 courtesy of a clever Anders Limpar strike although both sides were docked points following the scrap, United one point and Arsenal two.
Arsenal then won the league. Well, it was them against the world:
Note: I was there. Sat with the United fans, courtesy of a iffy ticket, and invited by police to walk around the pitch to where the Arsenal fans were penned. Yep, great days – the stewards let us onto the hallowed turf.
Would you like to support Flashbak?
Please consider making a donation to our site. We don't want to rely on ads to bring you the best of visual culture. You can also support us by signing up to our Mailing List. And you can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For great art and culture delivered to your door, visit our shop.