Today in sports history: May 26 - Manchester United claim treble with late win over Munich

Manchester United players celebrate their victory
Manchester United players celebrate their victory Photo credit: Getty

Some of the stories of the past that led sporting headlines around the world on May 26.


Arsenal stun Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield to claim their first English top division trophy in 18 years.

A 94th-minute Michael Thomas goal lifted the 'Gunners' above Liverpool on goals scored, after both teams finished on 76 competition points, with an identical goal difference of 37.

The outcome began 30 years of domestic league misery for Liverpool, who haven't won the Premier League crown since 1988.


The 1999 European champions - Manchester United
The 1999 European champions - Manchester United Photo credit: Getty

Manchester United score two injury-time goals to beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final in Barcelona.

Bayern led for 85 minutes, before Teddy Sherringham drew United level in the 91st minute. Norwegian striker - and current coach - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wrote himself into football history, netting a 93rd-minute match-winner, as the 'Red Devils' completed the League/FA Cup/European treble. 


The Brumbies top the Sharks 36-6 to clinch the Super 12 crown at Bruce Stadium in Canberra.

In a case of third-time lucky, the Australian side had previously suffered final defeats to the Blues in 1997 and the Crusaders in 2000. 

The Brumbies broke the New Zealand stranglehold on Super Rugby with a devastating second-half display.


Indian cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar signs off in style, helping the Mumbai Indians to their second IPL win.

A star-studded Mumbai side, featuring the likes of Ricky Ponting, Rohit Sharma, Mitchell Johnson and Lasith Malinga, topped the Chennai Super Kings by 32 runs in the final.

West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard's 60 not out (off 32 balls) swung the match in Mumbai's favour.

Kiwis Jacob Oram and James Franklin were also part of the squad.


1947 - Former NZ cricketer and national coach Glenn Turner (41 tests, 44.64 test average, with highest score of 259)
1966 - Former NZ cricket off-spinner Grant Bradburn 
1975 - NZ Olympic sprinter Chris Donaldson 


1955 - Two-time Formula One champion Alberto Ascari, aged 36, in a testing accident

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Joesph Parker
Joesph Parker Photo credit: Getty

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker misses birth of third daughter

For the third time in his career, Kiwi boxing star Joseph Parker has missed the birth of a child - daughter Michaela Florence Parker.

The latest edition to his family arrived on Saturday and was announced on Parker's Instagram account, with little Michaela wearing a 'Team Parker' baby hat.

Parker and partner Laine now have three girls - Michaela joins Elizabeth, 2, and 10-month-old Shiloh.

But the former heavyweight world champion has been halfway around the world for all three births, preparing for upcoming fights under trainer Kevin Barry at his Las Vegas base.