Thirty years of growth, globalisation and goals in the Premier League

The primary season started with two defeats for Manchester United. Quite a bit has modified however some issues keep the identical

By Richard Foster for The Football Mine

When Robert Warzycha scored Everton’s second objective within the eightieth minute of their match towards Manchester United on Wednesday 19 August 1992, he helped the Toffees safe all three factors at Outdated Trafford. Mo Johnston added a 3rd within the remaining minute to consign United to their second consecutive defeat of the season. Till this season, it was the one time United had misplaced their opening two video games of a Premier League marketing campaign. Nonetheless, again in 1992-93, they went on to win the title comfortably, dropping simply 4 of their remaining 40 matches to complete 10 factors away from second-placed Aston Villa.

Warzycha’s objective at Outdated Trafford made him the primary participant from exterior the British Isles to attain within the Premier League. The Poland worldwide was one in every of solely 13 international gamers in motion throughout the opening weekend of its inaugural season. Solely two of these 13 have been from exterior Europe – Ipswich’s Canadian goalkeeper Craig Forrest and Liverpool’s Israeli striker Ronnie Rosenthal.

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