7/10/92 v Middlesbrough (a) 3-1 Coca Cola Cup R2 (2nd leg)
"The home leg was 0-0 at St. James' and had been Rob Lee's debut. Lennie Lawrence was the Boro manager then and, as we all now know, he had almost signed Rob Lee. Rob chose United because Keegan had persuaded him that Middlesbrough was too far North and Lennie and Rob had a laugh and joke about it after that first game.
"We won the second leg 3-1 and with Boro being a Premier League team at the
time it was regarded as the first real test of our Premier League credentials.
Liam O'Brien got a fantastic long range effort and David Kelly got the other
two. Boro's scorer was Paul Wilkinson and I've got good reason to remember his
'performance'. We were both chasing a ball and Paul caught the back of my neck
with his nails. He must have had really long nails because after the game I
had three great weals running down my back. They were painful but I thought
nothing of them until my [then] wife returned from a trip and discovered them.
We'd not been getting on too well and she wouldn't believe that they were a
football-related injury. She needn't have worried - I can't imagine ever getting
a woman to do that...!!
All quotes are taken from John Beresford's interviews for NUFC.com