Manchester U 3 Leicester 2
Manchester United 3 Leicester City 2, Old Trafford, English Football League First Division, May 17, 1969. Manchester United edged out Frank O´Farrell´s Leicester City by a 3-2 score on home soil courtesy of a goal each from George Best, Willie Morgan, and Denis Law. The result meant that The Filberts were relegated to the Second Division after spending twelve seasons in the top-flight of English football.
Relegation threatened Leicester City worked themselves into an early lead as David Nish put the ball past Manchester United shot stopper Jimmy Rimmer and into the net within the first minute of the game. The home side quickly got their act together, though, and turned the affair completely on its head through goals from George Best and Willie Morgan in the third and fourth minutes of the encounter respectively. Manchester United started on the front foot after the restart of play and stretched their advantage thanks to Denis Law who found the back of the net two minutes into the second half of the clash. The East Midlanders had some renewed hope when Rodney Fern beat Rimmer in the 71st minute of action, but with no more goals the match finished 3-2 to The Reds. Manchester United Team: Jimmy Rimmer, Shay Brennan, Francis Burns, Paddy Crerand, Bill Foulkes, Nobby Stiles, George Best, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Brian Kidd, Willie Morgan. Substitutes: None. Leicester City Team: Peter Shilton, David Nish, Peter Rodrigues, Alan Woollett, Graham Cross, Malcolm Manley, Len Glover, Rodney Fern, Andy Lochhead, Dave Gibson, Allan Clarke. Substitute: Paul Matthews.
Manchester United Quickfacts
Manchester United outclassed First Division new boys Leicester City by 4-0 score in front of a crowd of almost 42,000 people at Old Trafford on the 21st of December 1957 courtesy of a second-half brace from Fallowfield born forward Dennis Viollet and a goal apiece by Bobby Charlton and Albert Scanlon.