Manchester U 0 Everton 0

Brian Kidd And John McLaughlin

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Ever­ton 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Mar­ch 8, 1972. Af­ter los­ing sev­en Fir­st Di­vi­sion mat­ches in a row, Frank O´Farrell´s Man­chester Uni­ted ma­naged a goal­less draw ag­ainst Ever­ton be­fore a dis­ap­point­ing at­tend­ance of 38,000 people at Old Trafford. 

Fran­cis Burns made his 156th and fi­nal ap­pear­ance for Man­chester Uni­ted as The Reds drew 0-0 wi­th Ever­ton at ho­me. De­nis Law and Bri­an Kidd bo­th had their chances to score as the ga­me un­fol­ded, but they were un­able to take their op­por­tun­it­ies. Ge­orge Best came clo­se when he hit the up­right and then saw a lob over Good­ison Park goal­keeper Gor­don West cleared off the goal-line by Tom­my Wright. The Mer­sey­siders also had their mo­ments dur­ing the mat­ch, but the vis­it­ing te­am were denied on each and every oc­ca­sion by the un­beat­able Al­ex Step­ney in the Uni­ted goal. Af­ter gain­ing a point ag­ainst The Ever­to­ni­ans, Man­chester Uni­ted mo­ved one place up in the Fir­st Di­vi­sion ta­ble to be on ninth po­s­i­tion wi­th thirty-six points won from thirty-one mat­ches played. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Fran­cis Burns, An­thony Dun­ne, Mar­tin Bu­chan, Ste­ven Ja­mes, Tom­my O’Neil, Ge­orge Best, Da­vid Sad­ler, De­nis Law, Alan Gowl­ing, Bri­an Kidd. Sub­sti­tute: Sam­my Mc­Ilroy. Ever­ton Te­am: Gor­don West, John McLaugh­lin, Terry Dar­ra­cott, Pe­ter Scott, Tom­my Wright, Ro­ger Kenyon, Mick Ly­ons, How­ard Kend­all, Bernie Wright, Co­lin Har­vey, Billy Ken­ny. Sub­stitutes: None.


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De­fend­ing Fir­st Di­vi­sion Cham­pi­ons Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Ever­ton 2-1 at Old Traf­ford on the 10th of Au­gust 1968, wi­th Bob­by Charl­ton and Ge­orge Best scor­ing one goal each for the hosts.


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