Man Utd 0 Crystal Palace 1

Gerry Queen And Tony Dunne

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.


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