Manchester U 3 Everton 1

David Sadler

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ever­ton 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Dec­ember 16, 1967.  Lea­gue Di­vi­sion One lead­ers and reign­ing cham­pi­ons Man­chester Uni­ted com­fort­ably de­feated Ever­ton 3-1 on ho­me soil cour­tesy of a goal each from Da­vid Sad­ler, De­nis Law, and John Aston.

Man­chester Uni­ted had suc­cumbed to a 3-1 de­feat ag­ainst Ever­ton at Good­ison Park on the open­ing Sat­urday of the 1967-68 cam­paign and had the re­venge they wanted when they be­at the boys in blue wi­th the same sco­reline in the re­verse meet­ing on the 16th of Dec­ember. Be­fore a sea­son re­cord crowd of 61,000 spec­tat­ors at Old Traf­ford, Matt Busby´s Uni­ted played them­selves in­to an early lead in the third min­ute as De­nis Law, who was back from sus­pen­sion, fou­nd Da­vid Sad­ler who­se fierce head­er left Ever­ton shot stop­per Gor­don West no chan­ce to save. The Reds in­creased their ad­vant­age thanks to a goal from John As­ton in the 52nd min­ute of ac­tion and the ho­me te­am ef­fect­ively put the mat­ch bey­ond the reach of The Tof­fee­men when Law sco­red four min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk. There was still time for a con­sol­a­tion goal, tho­ugh, as Al­ex Young, also known as The Golden Vis­ion, ma­naged to find the back of the net for the vis­it­ors from Liver­pool wi­th fif­teen min­utes re­maining on the referee´s watch. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, To­ny Dun­ne, Fran­cis Burns, Pad­dy Cre­rand, Bill Foulk­es, Da­vid Sad­ler, Ge­orge Best, Bob­by Charl­ton, De­nis Law, Bri­an Kidd, John As­ton. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Ever­ton Te­am: Gor­don West, John Hurst, Tom­my Wright, Ray Wil­son, Bri­an La­bone, How­ard Kend­all, Co­lin Har­vey, Alan Ball, Joe Royle, Johnny Mor­ris­sey, Al­ex Young. Sub­stitutes: None.


David Sadler Quickfacts

A well-roun­ded and highly ver­sat­ile per­former, Da­vid Sad­ler ac­cu­mu­lated 52 ap­pear­ances in all com­pet­i­tions for Man­chester Uni­ted in the 1967-68 sea­son, con­trib­ut­ing six goals in the process.


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