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Greatest Premier League moments: Martin Tyler chooses his top 12 | Football News

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Martin Tyler picks his greatest Premier League moments, starting with part one

Martin Tyler picks his greatest Premier League moments, starting with part one

Sky Sports’ Voice of Football Martin Tyler has been behind the microphone for many of the Premier League’s greatest moments. Here, in chronological order are his favourite 12…

1. Steve Bruce and the birth of Fergie Time

It was April 1993 and the fate of the very first Premier League title hung in the balance. I was sent to Old Trafford for the latest chapter in the search for league success of Manchester United, who had not been champions of England since 1967.

They were locked in a duel with Aston Villa, who had Alex Ferguson’s predecessor Ron Atkinson at the helm. United had six games left starting with Sheffield Wednesday at Old Trafford. Under Trevor Francis Wednesday had put together a talented squad. They reached both domestic cup finals that season.

Another central figure was John Hilditch, who began the afternoon running the line but in the second half took over in the middle when referee Mike Peck was injured.

Almost immediately Paul Ince fouled the tricky Chris Waddle and the stand-in official awarded Wednesday a penalty. John Sheridan, who was born in Greater Manchester, converted, to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.


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