Man United 1 Newcastle 0
Manchester United 1 Newcastle United 0, Old Trafford, English Football League First Division, November 29, 1975. Scotland international Martin Buchan led Manchester United to their fourth consecutive home win as The Reds beat Newcastle United 1-0 before an attendance of 52,000 at Old Trafford.
In their previous three home games, Manchester United had beaten Arsenal, Norwich City, and Aston Villa and were expected by most to walk off the pitch with a victory against The Magpies. Manchester United dictated proceedings from the beginning, but the home side failed to find the net before the interval. Following the restart of play, Tommy Docherty´s boys finally managed to break the defensive deadlock when Republic of Ireland midfielder Gerry Daly weighed in with an effort eight minutes past the hour mark, and with no more goals scored by the end of the 90 minutes, the match ended 1-0 in favour of the hosts. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, Jimmy Nicholl, Stewart Houston, Brian Greenhoff, Martin Buchan, Gerry Daly, Steve Coppell, Sammy McIlroy, Stuart Pearson, Lou Macari, Gordon Hill. Substitutute: David McCreery. Newcastle United Team: Mick Mahoney, Irving Nattrass, Alan Kennedy, David Craig, Pat Howard, Tommy Craig, Geoff Nulty, Alan Gowling, Malcolm Macdonald, Micky Burns, Stewart Barrowclough. Substitute: John Tudor.
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