The first match of the 1992/1993 Premier League season, and the first-ever match in Premier League history, was held at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, on 15 August 1992. Within five minutes of the new league's existence, Brian Deane of the home side became its first-ever goalscorer. In the fiftieth minute, Deane scored a double with a penalty kick. Eleven minutes later, striker Mark Hughes scored Man U's only goal of the game, but not enough to emulate Deane's performance in this inaugural game and sealed their fate, with Sheffield United becoming the first-ever winners of a Premier League game. At the end of the 1992-93 season, they were fourteenth and Man U won the League.

The first player to ever be booked was the Sheffield midfielder John Gannon in the 53rd minute, followed by Mike Lake and Clayton Blackmore.

Dion Dublin made his Man U debut after moving from Cambridge United this month and was subbed in the 68th minute by Russian Andrei Kanchelskis.


Date: 15 August 1992
Ground: Bramall Lane
Referee: Brian Hill
Attendance: 28,070
Sheffield United 2-1 Manchester United
Deane 5'
Deane 50' (pen.)
Hughes 61'
GK England Tracey
DF England Bradshaw
DF England Beesley
DF England McLeary
DF England Barnes
DF/MF England Gage
MF England Lake
MF England Gannon
MF Wales Hodges
FW England Deane
FW England Cork
GK Denmark Schmeichel
DF England Pallister
DF England Bruce
DF Ireland Irwin
DF/MF Wales Blackmore
MF Russia Kanchelskis
MF Scotland Ferguson
MF England McClair
MF Wales Giggs
MF England Ince
FW Wales Hughes
Substitutes Substitutes
DF/MF England Hartfield
MF Scotland Bryson
DF/FW England Dublin
MF England Phelan
Manager: Dave Bassett Manager: Alex Ferguson
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