Mark Hughes Hits An Amazing Brace
The 1991 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final at Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam ended with a deserved 2–1 triumph for Manchester United as they defeated Barcelona thanks to an amazing brace from wing wizard Mark Hughes. With the victory, The Reds won the European Cup Winner´s Cup for the first time in the history of the club.
The European Cup Winners’ Cup Final turned out to be a personal triumph for Wales international Mark Hughes who scored twice against his former employers. In front of a 43,000 crowd, Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United side went into the lead in the 67th minute of the encounter when Steve Bruce headed a Bryan Robson free-kick onto Mark Hughes who slotted the ball into the back of the net. A mere seven minutes later, the bandy legged flankman scored his second goal of the evening before Holland international defender Ronald Koeman reduced the deficit with a well taken free kick in the 79th minute of the play. The Catalans pressed hard for an equaliser during the closing stages, but the Manchester United players held on to end the campaign on a high note.
Barcelona: Carles Busquets, Nando, Jose Ramon Alexanko,Ronald Koeman, Jose Mari Bakero, Albert Ferrer, Andoni Goikoetxea, Eusebio, Julio Salinas, Michael Laudrup, Txiki Begiristain Substitutes: Ricardo Serna, Jesus Angoy, Sebastian Herrera, Antonio Pinilla. Manchester United: Les Sealey, Denis Irwin, Clayton Blackmore, Steve Bruce, Mike Phelan, Gary Pallister, Bryan Robson, Paul Ince, Brian McClair, Mark Hughes, Lee Sharpe. Substitutes: Mal Donaghy, Gary Walsh, Neil Webb, Mark Robins.