Manchester U 5 Leicester 2
Manchester United 5 Leicester City 2, Old Trafford Stadium, English Football League First Division, March 18, 1967. Manchester United outclassed Leicester City 5-2 through goals from David Herd, Bobby Charlton, John Aston, Denis Law, and David Sadler. Sadly, Herd suffered a devastating leg injury early on in the game which effectively finished his career.
Unfortunately, Manchester United frontman David Herd broke his leg when he scored to give The Reds the lead after just two minutes. The home side nevertheless continued attacking and soon found the net again as Bobby Charlton beat Leicester City and Three Lions goalkeeper Gordon Banks in the tenth minute of the contest. In the second period, John Aston and Denis Law netted a goal each for Manchester United in the 48th and 58th minutes of the clash before The Filberts managed to reduce the deficit twice through former Dunfermline Athletic flankman Jackie Sinclair who scored in the 61st and 65th minutes, only for Herd replacement David Sadler to make the final score 5-2 to the hosts with five minutes remaining of the encounter. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, Tony Dunne, Bill Foulkes, Bobby Noble, John Aston, Paddy Crerand, Nobby Stiles, George Best, Bobby Charlton, David Herd, Denis Law. Substitute: David Sadler. Leicester City Team: Gordon Banks, Peter Rodrigues, David Nish, Graham Cross, Richie Norman, Paul Matthews, Bobby Roberts, Jackie Sinclair, Mike Stringfellow, Jimmy Goodfellow, Dave Gibson. Substitutes: David Sadler.
David Herd Quickfacts
After joining Manchester United from old rivals Arsenal at the beginning of the 1961-62 season, David Herd proceeded to play 202 First Division games for the club, contributing a highly respectable 114 goals in the process. After hanging up his soccer boots, Herd spent several years in the motor trade.