Manchester U 5 Charlton 1

Lou Macari

Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Charl­ton Ath­let­ic 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Cup Sec­ond Ro­und, Sep­tember 11, 1974. Scot­tish in­ter­na­tion­al Lou Ma­cari sco­red a brace either si­de of the break as Man­chester Uni­ted out­classed Di­vi­sion Three out­fit Charl­ton Ath­let­ic by a 5-1 mar­gin on ho­me soil.

Ag­ainst all odds, it was Charl­ton Ath­let­ic who took the lead when twenty-three-year-old mid­fielder Pe­ter Hunt sco­red with­in the fir­st min­ute of ac­tion, but spurred on by the bois­ter­ous ho­me sup­port­ers Man­chester Uni­ted struck back al­most in­stantly wi­th an equal­ising goal by North­ern Ire­land in­ter­na­tion­al Sam­my Mc­Ilroy some sev­en min­utes la­ter. The hosts kept up the pres­sure and went ahead for the fir­st time in the ga­me when Charl­ton de­fender Phil War­man put the ball in­to his own net in the 13th min­ute of the tie and then in­creased their ad­vant­age thro­ugh the in­form Lou Ma­cari who fou­nd the tar­get a min­ute af­ter­wards. Af­ter the ha­lf-time re­fresh­ments, Man­chester Uni­ted had their fourth goal of the day thanks to an ef­fort from Stew­art Hou­s­ton sev­en min­utes in­to the sec­ond ha­lf be­fore Ma­cari com­pleted his brace in the 78th min­ute to seal a 5-1 win for the ho­me si­de. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Al­ex For­syth, Stew­art Hou­s­ton, Mar­tin Bu­chan, Jim Hol­ton, Mick Mar­tin, Wil­lie Mor­gan, Jim Mc­Cal­liog, Lou Ma­cari, Sam­my Mc­Ilroy, Ger­ry Da­ly. Sub­sti­tute: To­ny Young. Charl­ton Ath­let­ic Te­am: John Dunn, Bob Curtis, Phil War­man, Pe­ter Hunt, Ar­thur Horsfield, Da­vid Young, Co­lin Pow­ell, Derek Hales, Rich­ie Bow­man, Ea­monn Dun­phy, Keith Pea­cock. Sub­stitutes: No­ne.


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Matt Busby´s Man­chester Uni­ted out­classed Charl­ton Ath­let­ic to the tune of a 6-2 score in a Fir­st Di­vi­sion fix­ture at Man­chester City´s Maine Road on the 30th of Au­gust 1947 cour­tesy of four goals from centre for­ward Jack Row­ley and one goal apiece from in­side for­wards Johnny Mor­ris and Stan Pear­son.


Man­chester Uni­ted Pre­vi­ous Ten Mat­ches

1973-74 Sea­son:

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ever­ton 0

South­ampton 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1 1–1

Ever­ton 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Man­chester City 1

Sto­ke City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

1974-75 Sea­son:

Ori­ent 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Mill­wall 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ports­mouth 1

Car­diff City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Not­ting­ham For­est 2

Man­ager: Tom­my Doc­herty

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