Man United 2 Sheff United 0

Paddy Crerand

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Shef­field Uni­ted 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Dec­ember 27, 1966. Man­chester Uni­ted com­fort­ably de­feated Shef­field Uni­ted 2-0 be­fore a 60,000 crowd at Old Traf­ford on Box­ing Day 1967 thanks to a goal each from Pad­dy Cre­rand and Da­vid Herd. 

Man­chester Uni­ted had suf­fered a sur­prise 2-1 de­feat ag­ainst Shef­field Uni­ted at Bramall Lane on Box­ing Day 1966, but The Reds ex­trac­ted re­venge on this oc­ca­sion, beat­ing The Blades 2-0 at Old Traf­ford. Scot­land in­ter­na­tion­al Pad­dy Cre­rand sco­red one his rare goals for Man­chester Uni­ted as the ex­per­i­enced mid­field en­for­cer un­leashed an as­ton­ish­ing shot from some thirty yards out pa­st Shef­field Uni­ted net­mind­er Alan Hodg­kinson and in­to the goal ten min­utes ahead of the ha­lf-time break. Man­chester Uni­ted ul­ti­mately doubled their ad­vant­age on the hour ma­rk when Da­vid Herd, an­o­thr Scot­land play­er, fou­nd the back of the net af­ter re­ceiv­ing a bril­liant thro­ugh pass from Wor­ld Cup win­ner Bob­by Charl­ton. John As­ton did have the ball in the net la­ter in the sec­ond pe­riod, but it was ruled out for a foul and the mat­ch fin­ished wi­th no fur­ther goals. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Bill Foulk­es, Bob­by Noble, An­thony Dun­ne, Pad­dy Cre­rand, Bob­by Charl­ton, Da­vid Sad­ler, John As­ton Ju­ni­or, De­nis Law, Da­vid Herd, Ge­orge Best. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Shef­field Uni­ted Te­am: Alan Hodg­kinson, Bern­ard Shaw, Le­onard Badger, Frank Bar­low, Re­gin­ald Mat­thewson, Ken Mal­lender, An­thony Wag­staff, Alan Birchen­all, Bar­ry Wag­staff, Alan Wood­ward, Mick Jones. Sub­stitutes: None.


Paddy Crerand Quickfacts

Pad­dy Cre­rand re­cor­ded his fir­st goal for Man­chester Uni­ted when he hit a 82nd min­ute win­ner in a 3-2 FA Cup Third Ro­und tri­umph over South­ampton at The Dell on the 4th of Jan­uary 1964.


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