Manchester U 1 Liverpool 0

John Fitzpatrick

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Liver­pool 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Septem­ber 13, 1969. Ab­er­do­ni­an John Fitz­patrick had an ex­cel­lent day in mid­field as Man­chester Uni­ted won their third Fir­st Di­vi­sion mat­ch of the 1969-70 cam­paign by beat­ing North West rivals Liver­pool at home.

Man­chester Uni­ted had on­ly ma­naged to win two of their eight open­ing Fir­st Di­vi­sion ga­mes of the sea­son and badly need­ed a vic­tory ag­ainst Bill Shankly´s Liver­pool at Old Traf­ford. The An­field­ers star­ted the bet­ter and dom­in­ated large parts of the fir­st pe­riod, but the vis­it­ors were not able to find the back of the net. Man­chester Uni­ted came back much strong­er fol­low­ing the re­sump­tion as the mid­field star­ted to take charge and the ho­me si­de took the lead when North­ern Ire­land in­ter­na­tion­al Geor­gie Best rose to head a high ball onto Scot­land wing­er Wil­lie Mor­gan who drove it ho­me nine min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk. The Liver­pool play­ers tried vali­antly to get them­selves an equal­iser, but The Man­chester Reds ma­naged to hold on to se­cure a nar­row 1-0 win over the Mer­sey­siders. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, An­thony Dun­ne, Da­vid Sad­ler, Fran­cis Burns, Ian Ure, John Fitz­patrick, Wil­lie Mor­gan, Bob­by Charl­ton, Alan Gowl­ing, Bri­an Kidd, Geor­gie Best. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Liver­pool Te­am: Tom­my Law­rence, Chris Lawl­er, Tom­my Smith, Ron Yeats, Em­lyn Hug­hes, Ian Cal­laghan, Pe­ter Thomp­son, Bob­by Gra­ham, Ro­ger Hunt, Ian St John, Ge­off Strong. Sub­stitutes: None


John Fitzpatrick Quickfacts

John Fitz­patrick be­came Man­chester United’s fir­st ever sub­sti­tute in a Foot­ball Lea­gue ga­me when the strong-run­ning and ver­sat­ile mid­field play­er came on for his fel­low Ab­er­do­ni­an De­nis Law in a heavy 5-1 Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­feat ag­ainst Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur at White Hart Lane on the 16th of Oct­ober 1965.


Man­chester Uni­ted Ten Pre­vi­ous Matches

1968-69 Sea­son:

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Lei­cester City 2

1969-70 Sea­son:

Crys­tal Pal­ace 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Ever­ton 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 South­ampton 4

Ever­ton 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 New­castle Uni­ted 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Sun­der­land 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Middles­brough 0

Leeds Uni­ted 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Man­ager: Wilf McGuinness

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