Man United 1 Man City 3

Bobby Charlton

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Man­chester City 3, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Mar­ch 27, 1968. Man­chester United´s roller coast­er form con­tin­ued wi­th a ho­me de­feat ag­ainst rivals Man­chester City. Bob­by Charl­ton and his men took an early lead, but ev­entually lost 3-1 to The Citizens.

Man­chester Uni­ted had won four, drawn one, and lost five of their pre­vi­ous ten fix­tures, whi­le Man­chester City had won five, drawn three, and lost two. Be­fore a 62,000 strong crowd at Old Traf­ford, The Man­chester Reds fou­nd them­selves ahead in the mat­ch with­in the fir­st min­ute when Ge­orge Best be­at Man­chester City de­fender To­ny Book for pace and roun­ded for­mer Stock­port Coun­ty goal­keeper Ken Mul­hearn be­fore put­ting the ball in­to the back of the empty net. Stung by the early goal, the Man­chester City play­ers push­ed hard for­ward and the vis­it­ing si­de ma­naged to level the score in the 18th min­ute of the pul­sating en­counter thanks to a fine in­di­vidu­al goal from ex-Bury mid­fielder Co­lin Bell. Wi­th the sec­ond frame well un­der way, Mal­colm Allison´s boys had the der­by ga­me turned ar­ound in the 59th min­ute of ac­tion when stop­per Ge­orge Hes­lop, a £25,000 ac­quis­i­tion from Ever­ton, head­ed ho­me an ex­pertly de­livered free-kick by wing­er To­ny Cole­man. Man­chester City kept on press­ing and in­creased their lead wi­th eight min­utes re­maining thro­ugh a con­ver­ted pen­alty from Fran­cis Lee, for­merly wi­th Bol­ton Wan­derers, af­ter Bell had be­en un­ne­ces­sar­ily fouled in­side the area by Fran­cis Burns. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Shay Bren­nan, Da­vid Sad­ler, Fran­cis Burns, Pad­dy Cre­rand, John Fitz­patrick, Ge­orge Best, Nob­by Sti­les, Da­vid Herd, Bob­by Charl­ton, De­nis Law. Sub­sti­tute: John As­ton Ju­ni­or. Man­chester City Te­am: Ken Mul­hearn, Glyn Par­doe, Ge­orge Hes­lop, To­ny Book, Mi­ke Doyle, Alan Oakes, To­ny Cole­man, Co­lin Bell, Fran­cis Lee, Neil Young, Mi­ke Sum­mer­bee. Sub­sti­tute: Da­vid Connor.


Manchester United Quickfacts

Man­chester Uni­ted de­feated re­cently pro­moted Man­chester City by 1-0 at Old Traf­ford on the 17th of Septem­ber 1966 cour­tesy of a De­nis Law goal in the 39th min­ute of The Man­chester Derby.


Man­chester Uni­ted Ten Pre­vi­ous Matches

1967-68 Sea­son:

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 2

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Burn­ley 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Ar­senal 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Gornik Za­b­rze 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Chel­sea 3

Gornik Za­b­rze 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Cov­entry City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Not­ting­ham For­est 0

Man­ager: Matt Busby

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