Man City 4 Man United 0
Manchester City 4 Manchester United 0, Maine Road, English Football League First Division, November 15, 1969. A confident and rampant Manchester City side gained their first victory over rivals Manchester United at Maine Road for ten years as The Sky Blues defeated The Reds by four goals to nil.
It was anything but a quiet afternoon for Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney who conceded four goals against neighbouring Manchester City at Maine Road. Watched by a boisterous crowd of more than 63,000 spectators, Fallowfield born inside forward Neil Young put Joe Mercer´s Manchester City into a 1-0 lead with a miscued cross seven minutes ahead of the half-time break. Following the resumption of play, former Bury midfielder Colin Bell doubled the lead for the home team ten minutes into the second half before experienced Manchester United defender David Sadler had the misfortune of putting the ball into the back of his own net only a minute later in the match. The irrepressible Bell then stretched the advantage further for Manchester City when the 23-year-old playmaker completed his brace with two minutes remaining of the derby encounter, making the final scoreline 4-0. Manchester City Team: Joe Corrigan, Glyn Pardoe, Tommy Booth, Tony Book, Mike Doyle, Alan Oakes, Ian Bowyer, Colin Bell, Francis Lee, Neil Young, Mike Summerbee. Substitutes: None. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, Shay Brennan, Tony Dunne, David Sadler, Francis Burns, Bobby Charlton, George Best, Denis Law, Carlo Sartori, John Aston Junior. Substitute: Brian Kidd.
Manchester United Quickfacts
Manchester United won their first match of the 1969-70 season when they beat Sunderland 3-1 at Old Trafford on the 30th of August through goals from George Best, Don Givens, and Brian Kidd.
Manchester United Ten Previous Matches
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Southampton 0 Manchester United 3
Manchester United 2 Ipswich Town 1
Burnley 0 Manchester United 0
Manchester United 1 Nottingham Forest 1
Manchester United 1 Burnley 0
West Bromwich Albion 2 Manchester United 1
Manchester United 1 Stoke City 1
Coventry City 1 Manchester United 2
Derby County 0 Manchester United 0
Manager: Wilf McGuinness