Man Utd 0 Crystal Palace 1
Manchester United 0 Crystal Palace 1, Old Trafford, English Football League First Division, October 19, 1970. Manchester United, who were still managed by former player Wilf McGuinness, suffered their second defeat in a week as The Reds fell 1-0 against Bert Head´s Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Manchester United had lost 3-2 to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux in their previous Division One fixture, whereas Crystal Palace had comfortably defeated Southampton 3-1 at Selhurst Park. The Glaziers were by no means to be taken lightly and with players of the likes of Alan Birchenall, Mel Blyth, Steve Kember, Tony Taylor, and Gerry Queen in their team, they were a match for anyone. And despite dominating possession and territory throughout the ninety minutes, Manchester United struggled immensely to find a way past a very stubborn and well-organised Crystal Palace defence. The winning goal of the game eventually came three minutes past the hour mark when Peter Wall found found Bobby Tambling whose shot from the edge of the area flew past Alex Stepney and into the net. Manchester United Team: Jimmy Rimmer, Tony Dunne, John Fitzpatrick, Ian Ure, Paul Edwards, Nobby Stiles, Willie Morgan, Bobby Charlton, Brian Kidd, John Aston, George Best. Substitutes: None. Crystal Palace Team: John Jackson, John Sewell, Peter Wall, John McCormick, David Payne, Steve Kember, Alan Birchenall, Mel Blyth, Bobby Tambling, Tony Taylor, Gerry Queen. Substitutes: None.
Manchester United Quickfacts
Manchester United and Crystal Palace played out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on the 14th of February 1970. Brian Kidd gave the hosts the lead in the 15th minute, only for ex-Charlton Athletic defender John Sewell to equalise for the visiting side from the penalty spot with 16 minutes remaining of the encounter.