FOLLOWING Manchester United’s 6-1 defeat at home to Manchester City, The Star looks at other famous embarrassing losses.
IRELAND V ENGLAND, 2011 CRICKET WORLD CUP
Kevin O’Brien’s record-breaking century saw him hit the fastest 100 in World Cup history as Ireland shocked England in a three-wicket victory in Bangalore. The all-rounder’s 113 off 63 balls was enough to help the massive underdogs to victory.
ENGLAND 0 UNITED STATES 1, 1950 FOOTBALL WORLD CUP
England were favourites to win the 1950 World Cup in Brazil. That lofty position perhaps went to their heads, however, as the amateur Yanks - 500-1 outsiders for the competition - shocked them.
MIKE TYSON V JAMES ‘BUSTER’ DOUGLAS, 1990 WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Tyson was the undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion of the world when he took on unfancied James ‘Buster’ Douglas in Japan. Douglas failed to read the script, however, climbing off the canvas to stun Tyson in the 10th round by landing a savage uppercut and four-punch volley to floor the champion.
SOVIET UNION V UNITED STATES, ICE HOCKEY, 1980 WINTER OLYMPICS
The Soviets were the world’s best team, yet beaten 4-3 by the underdogs, who went on to win gold.