Manchester U 1 Norwich 1

Stuart Pearson

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Nor­wich City 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Sec­ond Di­vi­sion, Mar­ch 15, 1975. Af­ter out­classing re­leg­a­tion threat­ened Car­diff City 4-0 in their pre­vi­ous ho­me mat­ch, Man­chester Uni­ted were held to a 1-1 draw by fel­low pro­mo­tion hunters Nor­wich City in front of a 56,000 crowd at Old Traf­ford. Stu­art Pear­son gave The Reds the up­per hand in the 51st min­ute of the en­counter be­fore for­mer Uni­ted centre for­ward Ted Mac­Dou­gall equal­ised for The Ca­nar­ies sev­en­teen min­utes later. 

The 1974-75 sea­son had be­en great for Man­chester Uni­ted so far and they were top­ping the stand­ings ahead of the im­port­ant ho­me fix­ture ag­ainst John Bond´s Nor­wich City. The Old Traf­ford men had suf­fered a rather dis­ap­point­ing 2-0 de­feat ag­ainst City in the re­verse meet­ing at Car­row Road on the 28th of Septem­ber, how­ever, and they were out for re­venge. Fol­low­ing a re­l­at­ively un­event­ful fir­st ha­lf, Man­chester Uni­ted star­ted the sec­ond pe­riod the sharp­er of the two sides and ma­naged to break the de­fens­ive dead­lock six min­utes af­ter the re­sump­tion of play when new­ly sig­ned wing­er Ste­ve Cop­pell de­livered a cross that fou­nd its way to Stu­art “Pan­cho” Pear­son who made no mis­take in front of goal. The East Anglia club push­ed hard for an equal­iser as the ha­lf pro­gressed and the vis­it­ors in yel­low shirts and green shorts were re­war­ded when Ted Mac­Dou­gall fou­nd the net in the 68th min­ute of the clash. Man­chester Uni­ted were now lead­ing the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion ta­ble wi­th 47 points, five above As­ton Vil­la and Sun­der­land, six ahead of Nor­wich, and sev­en clear of Bris­tol City and Black­pool. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Al­ex For­syth, Stew­art Hou­s­ton, Bri­an Green­hoff, Ste­ve Ja­mes, Mar­tin Bu­chan, Ste­ve Cop­pell, Sam­my Mc­Ilroy, Stu­art Pear­son, Lou Ma­cari, Ger­ry Da­ly. Sub­sti­tute: To­ny Young. Nor­wich City: Te­am Kev­in Keelan, Geof­frey But­ler, To­ny Pow­ell, Pe­ter Mor­ris, Duncan For­bes, Dave Stringer, Mick McGuire, Ted Mac­Dou­gall, Phil Boy­er, Co­lin Sug­gett, Mar­tin Peters.


Manchester United Quickfacts

Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Nor­wich City 2-0 in a Fir­st Di­vi­sion tie at Car­row Road on the 2nd of Dec­ember 1972, wi­th goals from Ian Storey-Moore and Ted Mac­dou­gall in the 15th and 88th minutes.


Man­chester Uni­ted Ten Pre­vi­ous Matches

1974-75 Sea­son:

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Shef­field Wed­nesday 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Nor­wich City 2

Sun­der­land 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Nor­wich City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Bris­tol City 1

Ox­ford Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Hull City 0

As­ton Vil­la 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Car­diff City 0

Bol­ton Wan­derers 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­ager: Tom­my Docherty

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