Yorke Scores Two in Man U Romp

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1999-02-09
Source: 
TTFOL

Just when you would think two goals each from Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke would be enough to win a game; four goals inside of ten minutes by Solskjaer powered Manchester United to a impressive 8-1 romp over Nottingham Forrest.

Yorke scored in the 2nd and 66th minutes to give Man U a 4-1 lead. The day must have seen short for Yorke and Cole but a long one for the porous defense of Forrest. The win cemented Manchester United to the top of the table with 46 points.

The two goals by Yorke comes after his single effort versus Derby County late last week. ManU won that game 1-0.

Those three goals pushed Yorke's tally to 21 goals. He has 15 from league play that ties him with Aloisi of Coventry City. Yorke was also named English Premiership player of the month of January.

In other league action Shaka Hislop and West Ham got shelled 4-0 by Arsenal.

Latapy scores but...

Talk about bitter-sweet. Russell Latapy and Hibernian continued there good run in Scottish first division action on Saturday with a Hibs 2-0 win over Stranraer. That win pushed Hibernian's unbeaten run to 20 games.

Despite the win they are still smarting from a 2-1 lost late last week which bounced them out of the Scottish Cup. The only goal came from Latapy just before the half-hour mark. The goal was Latapy's third goal of the year. Latapy was named Scottish First division player of the month for January.

In other news, Marvin Andrews scored his first goal of the season for Raith Rovers in there encounter with St. Mirren. He rose above the St. Mirren defenders to put away the only goal for Raith on Saturday. Despite the score the Raith defense let in three other goals to fall 3-1.