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Manchester United

Division One
May 6, 1991

Arsenal had to stomach watching Manchester United clinch the title in their presence last May following a 0-0 draw between the teams at Old Trafford.

But the shoe was on the other foot in the 1990s. Sir Alex Ferguson, or plain old Alex as he was back then, took his team to Highbury for what was effectively a title celebration in May 1991.

Shortly before kick-off, Liverpool were beaten at Nottingham Forest, a result which confirmed that Arsenal would be champions for the second time in three seasons.

United, sporting one of the more forgettable kits of their illustrious history, formed a 'guard of honour' for George Graham's Gunners as they took to the field.

The title had been secured but there was another prize up for grabs that night - the Golden Boot. Alan Smith snaffled the individual award with a well-taken hat-trick before Steve Bruce scored a late consolation from the spot.

Our FreezeFrame image shows Smith heading his first goal, watched by team-mate and current Under-18s coach Steve Bould, plus United's Brian McClair, Bruce and Paul Ince.

Arsenal team: Seaman, Dixon, Winterburn, Bould, Adams, Davis, Hillier, Merson, Limpar, Campbell, Smith. Subs: Thomas, O'Leary

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28 Jan 2010