Leicester 2 Manchester U 2

Denis Law

Lei­cester City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, Fil­bert Street, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Au­gust 29, 1964. Af­ter suf­fer­ing a 3-1 loss to West Ham Uni­ted at Boleyn Gro­und five days earli­er, Man­chester Uni­ted ma­naged to res­cue a 2-2 draw ag­ainst Lei­cester City at Fil­bert Street cour­tesy of a goal each from Da­vid Sad­ler and De­nis Law in the sec­ond half. 

Man­chester Uni­ted had fin­ished the pre­vi­ous sea­son as run­ners-up to cham­pi­ons Liver­pool, whi­le Lei­cester City had ended in el­ev­enth place. Lei­cester began the bet­ter and went in front thanks to an early goal from Ken Key­worth in the tenth min­ute of the ga­me. The Reds had their equal­iser as Da­vid Sad­ler head­ed ho­me af­ter 71 min­utes, but City re­stored their lead when Co­lin Ap­pleton fou­nd the net for the hosts in the 84th min­ute. Man­chester Uni­ted re­fused to give up and the vis­it­ing si­de lev­elled the score for a sec­ond time thro­ugh De­nis Law who be­at Eng­land goal­keeper Gor­don Banks from clo­se ran­ge wi­th on­ly a couple of min­utes left of the tie. Lei­cester City Te­am: Gor­don Banks, John Sjoberg, Gra­ham Cross, Ian King, Frank McLin­tock, How­ard Ri­ley, Tom Sweenie, Co­lin Ap­pleton, Ken Key­worth, Da­vid Gib­son, Mi­ke String­fel­low. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid Gaskell, An­thony Dun­ne, Shay Bren­nan, Bill Foulk­es, Pad­dy Cre­rand, Nob­by Sti­les, Geor­gie Best, Da­vid Sad­ler, Bob­by Charl­ton, De­nis Law, John Con­nelly. Sub­stitutes: None.


Manchester United Quickfacts

Man­chester Uni­ted, then known as New­ton Heath, and Lei­cester City, then called Lei­cester Fosse, played out a 2-2 Sec­ond Di­vi­sion draw at Bank Street on the 27th of Oct­ober 1894. Ja­mes Mc­Naught and Rich­ard Smith sco­red the goals for The Hea­thens, whi­le Da­vid Skea hit a brace for The Fossils.


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