Manchester U 3 West Ham 0
Manchester United 3 West Ham United 0, Old Trafford, English Football League First Division, April 1, 1967. First Division title contenders Manchester United comfortable defeated West Ham United 3-0 at home. Bobby Charlton powered United into an early lead before George Best and Denis Law registered a goal each for the hosts late in the second period.
Manchester United started the game on the front foot and were one goal up in the third minute of the encounter as the inform George Best found Bobby Charlton whose powerful drive flew past West Ham goalkeeper Jim Standen and into the back of the net. But despite their dominance, The Reds didn´t score another goal until the 86th minute when Best beat Standen to make it 2-0 to the home side. Scottish international Denis Law then made up for a missed penalty earlier in the match as the opportunistic marksman managed to find the target with one minute remaining of normal time to give Manchester United a 3-0 victory over the East Londoners. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, Tony Dunne, Bill Foulkes, David Sadler, Bobby Noble, John Aston, Paddy Crerand, Nobby Stiles, George Best, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law. Substitutes. None. West Ham United Teram: Jim Standen, John Charles, Bill Kitchener, Bobby Moore, Paul Heffer, Ronnie Boyce, Martin Peters, Eddie Bovington, Peter Brabrook, Geoff Hurst, Harry Redknapp. Substitutes. None.
Bobby Charlton Quickfacts
Bobby Charlton scored a brace on his competitive debut for Manchester United in a 4–2 First Division triumph against lowly placed Charlton Athletic at Old Trafford on the 6th of October 1956.