Man United 3 Newcastle 2

Denis Law

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 New­castle Uni­ted 2, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Septem­ber 3, 1966. The Reds be­at New­castle Uni­ted 3-2 in front of a 45,000 crowd at Old Traf­ford to gain their third ho­me win in a row. The win­ner came in the 79th min­ute thro­ugh De­nis Law who had now sco­red six goals in the fir­st five mat­ches of the 1966-67 season. 

Man­chester Uni­ted con­tin­ued their ex­cel­lent start to the 1966-67 cam­paign as they de­feated New­castle Uni­ted 3-2 at ho­me cour­tesy of three sec­ond ha­lf goals from Da­vid Herd, John Con­nelly, and De­nis Law with­in the space of nine­teen min­utes. The Old Traf­ford club dom­in­ated pos­ses­sion for large parts of the fir­st pe­riod, but the ho­me te­am struggled to break down the hard work­ing and well or­gan­ised New­castle de­fence and the ha­lf ended goal­less. Fol­low­ing the re­start of play, Man­chester Uni­ted car­ried on push­ing for­ward and were re­war­ded on the stroke of the hour-ma­rk as Herd pro­vided the open­ing goal for the men in red shirts, on­ly for The Mag­pies to equal­ise just three min­utes la­ter thro­ugh Ron Mc­Garry. The Man­chester Uni­ted play­ers re­fused to let their heads drop and, spurred on by the ho­me crowd, the hosts soon re­gained their ad­vant­age when Ge­orge Best ended a trade­mark sur­ging run by whip­ping the ball across the face of goal for Con­nelly to con­vert af­ter 68 min­utes. Law, who had con­trib­uted 24 goals in 49 fir­st te­am ap­pear­ances for Man­chester Uni­ted the pre­vi­ous sea­son, then ad­ded a third goal for The Reds in the 79th min­ute of ac­tion be­fore of­fens­ive ori­ented right full­back Da­vid Craig net­ted a sec­ond for the vis­it­ors wi­th four min­utes left of nor­mal time. As the clock wound down, New­castle pressed hard for a lev­el­ler, but Matt Busby´s si­de kept their cool to win the tie by three goals to two. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Harry Gregg, Shay Bren­nan, To­ny Dun­ne, Bill Foulk­es, Pad­dy Cre­rand, Nob­by Sti­les, Ge­orge Best, Bob­by Charl­ton, Da­vid Herd, John Con­nelly, De­nis Law. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. New­castle Uni­ted Te­am: Gor­don Mar­shall, Da­vid Craig, Ol­lie Bur­ton, Frank Clark, Bill Thomp­son, Jim Iley, Alan Sud­dick, Tom­my Knox, Dave Hil­ley, Keith Ket­tle­bor­ough, Ron Mc­Garry. Sub­stitutes: None.


Denis Law Quickfacts

An in­jury to his knee saw De­nis Law miss the Euro­pean Cup Fi­nal ag­ainst Por­tuguese gi­ants Ben­fica in 1968, but the stri­ker won the FA Cup in 1963 and the Fir­st Di­vi­sion Cham­pi­on­ship in 1964-65 and 1966-67. The Law­man also gain­ed 55 seni­or caps for Scot­land, pro­du­cing 30 goals dur­ing the process.


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