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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.