Manchester U 2 York 1

Sammy McIlroy

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 York City 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Sec­ond Di­vi­sion, Mar­ch 29, 1975. Pro­mo­tion hunt­ing Man­chester Uni­ted col­lec­ted two vi­tal points as they edged out York City by a 2-1 score thanks to late sec­ond ha­lf goals from wing­er Wil­lie Mor­gan and mid­fielder Lou Ma­cari.

Tom­my Docherty´s troops had no re­al prob­lems ag­ainst Wilf McGuinness´s York City. Man­chester Uni­ted and North­ern Ire­land in­ter­na­tion­al play­maker Sam­my Mc­Ilroy was a driv­ing force in mid­field in the ga­me and was un­lucky not to be on the score­sheet. Af­ter dom­in­at­ing from the start at Old Traf­ford, Man­chester Uni­ted fi­nally got them­selves in­to the lead in the 74th min­ute of the en­counter when a free-kick from Scot­tish de­fender Al­ex For­syth fou­nd fel­low coun­try­man Wil­lie Mor­gan who­se head­er went pa­st York City goal­keeper Graeme Craw­ford and in­to the net. And twelve min­ute la­ter, The Reds doubled their ad­vant­age thro­ugh an ef­fort from Lou Ma­cari, also a Scots­man, be­fore ex-Barns­ley stri­ker Jim­my Seal sco­red a late con­sol­a­tion goal for The Min­ster­men wi­th two min­utes to go. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Al­ex For­syth, Stew­art Hou­s­ton, Bri­an Green­hoff, Mar­tin Bu­chan, Ger­ry Da­ly, Ste­ve Cop­pell, Lou Ma­cari, Stu­art Pear­son, Sam­my Mc­Ilroy, Wil­lie Mor­gan. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Graeme Craw­ford, Cliff Cal­vert, Pe­ter Oliv­er, Ian Holmes, Bar­ry Swal­low, Chris Top­ping, Bri­an Pol­lard, Mickey Cave, Jim­my Seal, Chris Jones, Ian But­ler. Sub­sti­tute: Bar­ry Ly­ons.

 

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Sec­ond Di­vi­sion lead­ers Man­chester Uni­ted de­feated York City 1-0 at Bootham Cres­cent on the 21st of Dec­ember 1974 cour­tesy of a goal from Stu­art Pear­son in the 18th min­ute of the con­test.

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Man­chester Uni­ted Ten Pre­vi­ous Mat­ches

1974-75 Sea­son:

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

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Nor­wich City 1

Not­ting­ham For­est 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Bris­tol Rov­ers 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­ager: Tom­my Doc­herty

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