Man United 6 Blackburn 1
Manchester United 6 Blackburn Rovers 1, Old Trafford, English Football League First Division, August 26, 1961. Manchester United trashed Blackburn Rovers by 6-1 in their second home fixture of the season. Albert Quixall and summer signing David Herd both scored a brace for the home team while Bobby Charlton and Maurice Setters registered a goal each.
Manchester United, who came fresh from a 3-2 home victory over Chelsea, put themselves into an early lead thanks to Bobby Charlton who found the net after just three minutes. Blackburn Rovers levelled the score through a goal from defender Jack Bray in the 48th minute of the game, but The Reds regained the advantage when Albert Quixall beat Ewood Park goalkeeper Fred Else from the penalty spot ten minutes later. Quixall went on to complete his brace in the 59th minute before two goals from former Arsenal striker David Herd in the 75th and 78th minutes and one from Maurice Setters in the 88th minute made the final score 6-1 in favour of the hosts. Manchester United Team: Harry Gregg, Shay Brennan, Noel Cantwell, Bill Foulkes, Maurice Setters, Nobby Stiles, Albert Quixall, Dennis Viollet, David Herd, Mark Pearson, Bobby Charlton. Substitutes: None. Blackburn Rovers Team: Fred Else, Jack Bray, Keith Newton, Andy McEvoy, Jim Appleby, Mick McGrath, Bryan Douglas, Chris Crowe, Fred Pickering, Eddie Thomas, Joe Haverty. Substitutes: None.
Albert Quixall Quickfacts
After joining Manchester United from Second Division Sheffield Wednesday partly into the 1958-59 campaign, Albert Quixall amassed 50 goals in 165 Football League appearances for the club.