01/02/2006 The first player scores a hat-trick against Manchester United since 1992
On This Day: 1st February
Blackburn Rovers 4 Manchester United 3
David Bentley was only just enough to see Blackburn through an epic encounter with Manchester United. Even the most committed Blackburn supporters were pinching themselves as the completion of Bentley's amazing hat-trick gave them a commanding 4-1 advantage. His first two goals were basic close-range finishes and both owed considerable debts to the contributions of others.