On This Day – May 17, 1990: Alex Ferguson won his first trophy as Manchester United manager

On this day 28 years ago, Lee Martin's FA Cup-winning goal handed Alex Ferguson his first trophy as Manchester United manager


Tony Roche (tennis) - Australian eight-time winner of grand slam doubles titles, and 1968 losing Wimbledon singles finalist, born 1945.

Sugar Ray Leonard (boxing) - won world titles at five different weights, born 1956.

Paul Hull (rugby union) - former England full-back and ex-Bristol coach, born 1968.

Leon Osman (soccer) - former Everton midfielder, born 1981.

Christine Ohuruogu (athletics) - Britain's 2008 Olympic gold medallist in the 400m, born 1984.

Johanna Konta (tennis) - British women's number one, born 1991.


1990: Alex Ferguson won his first trophy as Manchester United boss as his team beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in an FA Cup final replay at Wembley. Lee Martin scored the only goal after the first meeting between the sides ended in a 3-3 draw.

1998: Ron Atkinson, having kept Sheffield Wednesday in the Premiership, left the club for the second time after they announced their intention to appoint a full-time manager.

2000: Arsenal were beaten by Galatasaray in a penalty shoot-out in the Uefa Cup final in Copenhagen.

2006: Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona in the Champions League final in Paris.

2008: Portsmouth won the FA Cup, beating Cardiff 1-0 in the final with a first half goal from Kanu.

2011: The 2018 Ryder Cup was awarded to France.

2013: James Anderson took his 300th Test wicket, against New Zealand at Lord's, becoming the fourth English bowler to reach that landmark.

2014: Arsenal won their first trophy in nine years by beating Hull 3-2 at Wembley to claim the FA Cup.

2016: It was announced that 31 athletes had tested positive for doping following the retesting of samples for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

In what season did Celtic last fail to win the Scottish Premiership title? Answers below


1. In what season did Celtic last fail to win the Scottish Premiership title?

2. Which England cricketer finished top for Gameweek 37 in the Premier League's Fantasy Football competition?

3. Which US city is home to the Bills and the Sabres?

4. Which two Uefa members play their competitive home matches in Portugal?

5. Who did Ireland play in their first cricket Test match?


SOCCER: European Under-17 Championship semi-final England v Holland - ITV4 1845. Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final, Livingston v Partick Thistle - BT Sport 1 1915.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup, Lancashire v Nottinghamshire - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1330.

GOLF: European Tour, Belgian Knockout - Sky Sports Golf 1000-1200 & 1400-1700. PGA Tour, AT&T Byron Nelson - Sky Sports Golf 1700 & Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

TENNIS: WTA, Internazionali BNL d'Italia - BT Sport 2 1000. ATP, Italian Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1100.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200. Tour of California - Eurosport 1 2200.

DARTS: Premier League Darts - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 1900.

MOTORSPORT: WRC, Rally Portugal - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.

HORSE RACING: Coverage of Dante Festival at York - ITV4 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, Toronto Blue Jays v Oakland Athletics - BT Sport 2 0000 (Fri).


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