OTD - 17 October

25 Jul 2018
1998: Manchester United 5-1 Wimbledon

Andrew Cole scored twice for Manchester United as they eased past Wimbledon at Old Trafford.

The England striker scored his first after 19 minutes, before Jason Euell equalised. Ryan Giggs added a second on the stroke of half-time to restore the lead.

David Beckham and Dwight Yorke scored twice in a six-minute spell after the break and Cole scored his second on 88 minutes.

United sat second behind Aston Villa on 17 points, while Wimbledon were 12th with 12 points.

Andrew Cole, Manchester United
2009: Sunderland 1-0 Liverpool

Darren Bent scored one the most bizarre goals in Premier League history as Sunderland beat Liverpool at the Stadium Of Light.

Bent's shot deflected off a beach ball and past Pepe Reina and into the net. Bent almost doubled the lead, but his header hit the woodwork.

David N'Gog and Dirk Kuyt were denied by Craig Gordon as Liverpool struggled without Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres.

Sunderland moved up to seventh on 16 points, with Liverpool a place and point below.

Sunderland's Darren Bent scores past Pepe Reina of Liverpool, October 2009

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