Man United 2 Huddersfield 0

Brian Kidd And Ian Storey-Moore

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Hud­dersfield To­wn 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Mar­ch 11, 1972. Man­chester Uni­ted de­feated re­leg­a­tion threat­ened Hud­dersfield To­wn 2-0 at ho­me thanks to a goal each from for­mer Not­ting­ham For­est marks­man Ian Storey-Moore and Ge­orge Best.

Man­chester Uni­ted came in­to this en­counter on the back of a bor­ing goal­less draw ag­ainst Ever­ton at Old Traf­ford, where­as Hud­dersfield To­wn had suf­fered a 3-0 de­feat ag­ainst West Ham Uni­ted at Boleyn Gro­und in their last mat­ch. Man­chester Uni­ted had out­classed Hud­dersfield by a 3-0 score at Leeds Road in the re­verse fix­ture of the 1971-72 sea­son and were ex­pec­ted to be­at The Ter­ri­ers com­fort­ably at ho­me. The Reds got them­selves in­to the lead when de­butant Ian Storey-Moore set up Ge­orge Best for the fir­st goal of the af­ter­noon five min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk. And the pro­vider turned goalscorer as he fou­nd the back of the net two min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk to se­cure a de­served 2-0 ho­me vic­tory for Man­chester Uni­ted ag­ainst Hud­dersfield. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Mar­tin Bu­chan, An­thony Dun­ne, Tom­my O’Neil, Ste­ve Ja­mes, Da­vid Sad­ler, Wil­lie Mor­gan, Bob­by Charl­ton, Bri­an Kidd, Ian Storey-Moore, Ge­orge Best. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Hud­dersfield To­wn Te­am: Da­vid Lawson, Tre­vor Cherry, Ge­off Hutt, Den­nis Clarke, Roy El­lam, Ter­ence Dolan, Jim­my Lawson, Ste­ve Smith, Les Chap­man, Da­vid Smith, Frank Wor­thing­ton. Sub­sti­tute: Alan Jones.


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Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Fir­st Di­vi­sion new­comers Hud­dersfield To­wn 3-1 at Old Traf­ford on the 29th of Mar­ch 1954, wi­th goals com­ing from Den­nis Vi­ol­let, Jack Row­ley, and Jack­ie Blanchflower.


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