Man United 2 Huddersfield 0
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.