Manchester U 0 Everton 0
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.