Leeds 2 Manchester Utd 2
Leeds United 2 Manchester United 2, Elland Road, English Football League First Division, September 6, 1969. Manchester United won a point in a hard-fought 2-2 draw to Leeds United.
In their previous home matches of the 1969-70 campaign, Leeds United had overcome Tottenham Hotspur and drawn to Arsenal and Newcastle United. Manchester United, meanwhile, had drawn against Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers and been defeated by Everton away. Reigning First Division Champions Leeds United went into the lead in the first half when David Sadler headed a high ball from former Manchester United player Johnny Giles over goalkeeper Alex Stepney and into his own net. The Old Trafford side pushed hard for an equalising goal, but failed to capitalise on their opportunities before the break. Following the restart, George Best finally managed to equalise for the visitors from close range after a scramble in the goal mouth and the Ulsterman scored again with ten minutes remaining of the game, only for Billy Bremner to net for The Whites with a spectacular overhead-kick shortly afterwards to make the final scoreline 2-2. Despite a mediocre start to the new season, The Manchester Reds were the better team against Don Revie´s Leeds and had deserved to win. Leeds United Team: Gary Sprake, Paul Reaney, Terry Cooper, Jack Charlton, Norman Hunter, Billy Bremner, Paul Madeley, Peter Lorimer, Mick Jones, Johnny Giles, Eddie Gray. Substitute: Michael O’Grady. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, John Fitzpatrick, Anthony Dunne, Francis Burns, David Sadler, Ian Ure, Bobby Charlton, Willie Morgan, Don Givens, Alan Gowling, George Best. Substitutes: None.
Manchester United Quickfacts
Manchester United beat First Division newcomers Leeds United 1-0 at Elland Road on the 17th of April 1965 through a goal by ex-Burnley winger John Connelly in the 14th minute of the tie.
Manchester United Ten Previous Matches
Masnchester United 1 Milan 0
Manchester United 3 Leicester City 2
Manchester United 0 Everton 2
Everton 3 Manchester United 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Manchester United 0
Manchester United 0 Newcastle United 0
Manchester United 3 Sunderland 1
Manchester United 1 Middlesbrough 0
Manager: Wilf McGuinness