Buy a classic sport photograph " Cantona bosses Liverpool

Published Sep 12 2020 at 8:53 AM GMT
  • The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images.
  • This week's picture captures the joy of Leeds United beating Liverpool in a seven-goal Charity Shield thriller, on the eve of the first ever Premier League seasonWhen Leeds United and Liverpool met in the Charity Shield in the curtain raiser for the inaugural Premier League season in 1992, Leeds were the reigning First Division champions and Liverpool, winners two years prior, were the FA Cup holders.
  • Leeds arrived at Wembley boasting a formidable squad including the likes of Gary McAllister, John Lukic, Gordon Strachan, Gary Speed, Lee Chapman and Eric Cantona.
  • The enigmatic Frenchman (pictured here) would guide Leeds to a 4-3 victory with a hat-trick, and weeks later would become the first player to score three in a single Premier League match.
  • However, Leeds would ultimately lose Cantona to Manchester United in November that season " an irreconcilable loss " and limp to a 17th-place finish, only narrowly avoiding the drop; meanwhile, Liverpool would finish sixth and endure a further 27 years of domestic heartbreak before landing the big one last term.



  • Published Sep 12, 2020 8:53 AM GMT