Derby 0 Manchester Utd 0

Brian Greenhoff And Charlie George

Der­by Coun­ty 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0, Base­ball Gro­und, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Au­gust 28, 1976. Bri­an Green­hoff put in a good per­form­ance in de­fence along­side Mar­tin Bu­chan as Man­chester Uni­ted ma­naged a goal­less draw ag­ainst The Rams be­fore a 34,000 crowd at Base­ball Ground. 

Man­chester Uni­ted had suc­cumbed to a nar­row 2-1 de­feat ag­ainst Der­by Coun­ty in their last meet­ing at Base­ball Gro­und, wi­th for­mer Ar­senal for­ward Char­lie Ge­orge scor­ing a brace for the hosts either si­de of the break and Re­pub­lic of Ire­land mid­fielder Ger­ry Da­ly hit­ting a sec­ond-ha­lf goal for The Reds. Uni­ted came in­to this fix­ture fresh from a re­as­sur­ing 2-0 win over Cov­entry City at High­field Road, whi­le Dave Mackay´s men had be­en held to a dis­ap­point­ing goal­less draw by Jack Charlton´s Middles­brough at Base­ball Gro­und. Der­by and Man­chester Uni­ted were closely matched through­out the ninety min­utes and bo­th sides had their scor­ing op­por­tun­it­ies dur­ing en­counter, but neither was able to break the de­fens­ive dead­lock. If any­thing, the re­l­at­ively un­event­ful goal­less draw at Base­ball Gro­und meant that bo­th te­ams were still un­defeated in the Fir­st Di­vi­sion. Der­by Coun­ty Te­am: Gra­ham Mose­ley, Rod Tho­mas, Da­vid Nish, Roy Mc­Far­land, Co­lin Todd, Arch­ie Gem­mill, Henry New­ton, Leigh­ton Ja­mes, Char­lie Ge­orge, Bru­ce Ri­och, Jef­frey Bourne. Sub­sti­tute: Eric Car­ruth­ers. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Jim­my Nich­oll, Stew­art Hou­s­ton, Bri­an Green­hoff, Mar­tin Bu­chan, Ger­ry Da­ly, Gor­don Hill, Lou Ma­cari, Stu­art Pear­son, Sam­my Mc­Ilroy, Ste­ve Cop­pell. Sub­stitutes: None.


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Man­chester Uni­ted suf­fered a 2-1 de­feat to Lea­gue Di­vi­sion One new­comers Der­by Coun­ty, then ma­naged by their for­mer play­er Jim­my Meth­ven, at Base­ball Gro­und on the 12th of Oct­ober 1912.


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