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Ex-Glory coach s piece of Old Trafford history
Mitch D'Avray. Pic: Lee Griffith/WA News

When Liverpool went in at half-time 1-0 down to Manchester United on Sunday, they faced a challenge even greater than they could have imagined.

That's because United had not lost a home league game in which they had led at the break in almost 30 years.

The Daily Mail has highlighted that it was on May 7, 1984, that the 19-time English champions last saw a visiting side go to Old Trafford and win after trailing at the interval.

And one of the scorers on that day was future Perth Glory coach Mich D'Avray. The South African netted Ipswich Town's equaliser following Mark Hughes' first-half goal, before former Arsenal striker Alan Sunderland scored the winner.

D'Avray, now technical director at Bloemfontein Celtic, still has a home in Perth and gets back a couple of times a year.

Ipswich's win 29 years ago all but handed the title to United's great rivals Liverpool, who on the same afternoon thrashed Coventry City 5-0.

However, Liverpool were unable to match the feat of D'Avray and his teammates on Sunday, going down 2-1.