Man Utd 2 Bristol Rovers 0

Brian Greenhoff

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Bris­tol Rov­ers 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Sep­tember 21, 1974. The Reds won their third ho­me ga­me on the trot af­ter beat­ing The Pir­ates 2-0.

Man­chester Uni­ted, who had edged out an ul­tra-de­fens­ive Mill­wall te­am 1-0 at The Den in their pre­vi­ous fix­ture, got them­selves in­to the lead wi­th eight min­utes on the clock when ver­sat­ile stop­per Bri­an Green­hoff head­ed ho­me a re­bound af­ter his shot had hit the far post. The Bris­tol Rov­ers play­ers tried hard to find an equal­iser, but any hopes of get­ting a point were ex­tin­guished shortly be­fore the ha­lf-hour ma­rk as mid­fielder Frankie Prince ma­naged to put the ball pa­st his own goal­keeper and in­to the back of the net. From that point Man­chester Uni­ted dom­in­ated com­pletely and the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion lead­ers were un­lucky not to score more goals. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Al­ex For­syth, Stew­art Hou­s­ton, Bri­an Green­hoff, Jim Hol­ton, Mar­tin Bu­chan, Wil­lie Mor­gan, Sam­my Mc­Ilroy, Lou Ma­cari, Jim Mc­Cal­liog, Ger­ry Da­ly. Sub­stit­ure: An­thony Young. Bris­tol Rov­ers Te­am: Jim Ead­ie, Tre­vor Jac­obs, Lind­say Par­sons, Pe­ter Aitken, Stu­art Tay­lor, Frankie Prince, Tom Stan­ton, Ken­ny Ste­phens, Alan War­boys, Bru­ce Ban­nis­ter, Gor­don Fearn­ley. Sub­sti­tute: John Rud­ge.

 

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An at­tack minded cent­ral de­fender, Bri­an Green­hoff notched up four goals in 41 Lea­gue Di­vi­sion Two ap­pear­ances for Man­chester Uni­ted dur­ing the pro­mo­tion win­ning cam­paign of 1974-75.

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Man­chester Uni­ted Pre­vi­ous Ten Mat­ches

1973-74 Sea­son:

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Man­chester City 1

Sto­ke City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

1974-75 Sea­son:

Ori­ent 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Mill­wall 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ports­mouth 1

Car­diff City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Not­ting­ham For­est 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Charl­ton Ath­let­ic 1

West Brom­wich Al­bion 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Mill­wall 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

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