Fulham 2 Manchester Utd 2

George Best

Ful­ham 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, Craven Cot­tage, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Mar­ch 27, 1967. The Reds pegged back twice to earn them­selves a vi­tal point ag­ainst Vic Buckingham´s Ful­ham si­de in a thrill­ing 2-2 draw watched by more than 47,000 spec­tat­ors Craven Cot­tage on East­er Monday.

Man­chester Uni­ted came in­to this fix­ture on the back of a goal­less draw ag­ainst Liver­pool at An­field, whi­le Ful­ham had suc­cumbed to a 4-2 de­feat at the hands of South­ampton at The Dell in their pre­vi­ous en­counter. At Craven Cot­tage, Al­lan Clarke gave Ful­ham the up­per hand in the 18th min­ute of the mat­ch on­ly for North­ern Ire­land in­ter­na­tion­al Ge­orge Best to level the score for Man­chester Uni­ted wi­th a fine in­di­vidu­al goal sev­en min­utes la­ter. Les Bar­ratt net­ted a sec­ond goal for The Cot­tagers eight min­utes in­to the sec­ond pe­riod and the ho­me te­am look­ed set for a win un­til Wor­ld Cup win­ner Nob­by Sti­les sco­red a late equal­iser for Uni­ted in the 83rd min­ute of the ga­me. Ful­ham Te­am: To­ny Macedo, Fred Cal­laghan, John De­mp­sey, Ge­orge Co­hen, Stan Bro­wn, Jim­my Con­way, Bob­by Rob­son, Les Bar­rett, Ma­rk Pear­son, Johnny Haynes, Al­lan Clarke. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Bob­by Noble, To­ny Dun­ne, Bill Foulk­es, Da­vid Sad­ler, Nob­by Sti­les, Ge­orge Best, Pad­dy Cre­rand, De­nis Law, Bob­by Charl­ton, John As­ton. Sub­stitutes: None.


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Fir­st Di­vi­sion title con­tenders Man­chester Uni­ted were held to a 3-3 draw ag­ainst re­leg­a­tion threat­ened Ful­ham be­fore an at­tend­ance of over 32,000 people at Craven Cot­tage on Box­ing Day 1951.


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