Manchester U 5 Charlton 1
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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