United’s 50 Premier League opponents: Barnsley

BARNSLEY 0 UNITED 2 (1997/98)

The Tykes’ last Premier League game to date, and one before which their fate had already been sealed, United were once against ruthless.

Cole again scored the opener, much like he did in the return fixture seven months prior, netting after just five minutes at Oakwell. On this occasion, the goals didn’t flow quite as freely and it took United until the 67th minute to grab a second goal of the game through Teddy Sheringham. The forward latched onto a clever pass from Nicky Butt before smashing past David Watson, as Sir Alex’s side ended the campaign with a more than professional display.

United missed out on the title by just one point, below Arsenal, but would not face Barnsley in the top-flight since this day.

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