Manchester U 5 Leicester 2

David Herd

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. 


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