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Albert Quixall

Man­chester City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1, Maine Road, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, May 15, 1963. Man­chester City and Man­chester Uni­ted shared the spoils in an en­thralling 1-1 draw wit­nessed by a crowd of over 52,000 people at Maine Road. Al­ex Har­ley gave The Cit­izens an early lead, but Uni­ted hit back wi­th a late pen­alty goal from Al­bert Quixall. 

The meet­ing be­tween Man­chester City and Man­chester Uni­ted at Maine Road was a cru­cial ga­me as bo­th clubs were in­volved in the re­leg­a­tion battle. City had beaten Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1-0 at Maine Road in their pre­vi­ous Lea­gue Di­vi­sion One fix­ture, whi­le Uni­ted had suf­fered a 2-1 de­feat ag­ainst Birm­ing­ham City at St Andrew´s. Man­chester City star­ted the bet­ter and went in­to an early 1-0 lead af­ter eight min­utes thro­ugh for­mer Third Lanark marks­man Al­ex Har­ley. Matt Busby´s Man­chester Uni­ted fou­ght hard for an equal­iser and the vis­it­ing si­de were re­war­ded when Al­bert Quix­all sco­red from the pen­alty spot in the 84th min­ute of the tie af­ter De­nis Law had be­en il­leg­ally bro­ught down in­side the area by ho­me goal­keeper Harry Dowd. The res­ult meant that Man­chester Uni­ted now fou­nd them­selves in eight­eenth place in the ta­ble, whi­le Man­chester City re­mained next to bot­tom. Man­chester City Te­am: Harry Dowd, Wil­li­am Leiv­ers, Cliff Sear, Bob­by Ken­nedy, Alan Oakes, Joe Hayes, Mat­thew Gray, Pe­ter Dob­ing, Al­ex Har­ley, Neil Young, Dave Wag­staffe. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid Gaskell, To­ny Dun­ne, Noel Can­t­well, Bill Foulk­es, Johnny Giles, Pad­dy Cre­rand, Nob­by Sti­les, Bob­by Charl­ton, Da­vid Herd, Al­bert Quix­all, De­nis Law. Sub­stitutes: None.

 

Albert Quixall Quickfacts

Ak­bert Quix­all con­trib­uted 63 Foot­ball Lea­gue goals in 241 ap­pear­ances for Shef­field Wed­nesday be­fore he was sold to Man­chester Uni­ted for a then Brit­ish re­cord fee of £45,000 in Septem­ber 1958.

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