Manchester U 5 West Ham 3

Bobby Charlton

Man­chester Uni­ted 5 West Ham Uni­ted 3, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, April 18, 1960. Af­ter suf­fer­ing a 2-1 loss to West Ham in Lon­don on the 15th of April 1960, The Reds be­at The Irons 5-3 in the re­turn mat­ch in Man­chester three days la­ter thro­ugh a double each from Al­ex Dawson and Bob­by Charl­ton plus a single by Al­bert Quixall.

Man­chester Uni­ted came from be­ing 3-2 down at the ha­lf-time break to emerge 5-3 win­ners over West Ham Uni­ted dur­ing a thrill­ing Fir­st Di­vi­sion fix­ture at Old Traf­ford. The mat­ch had barely star­ted be­fore new­ly sig­ned stri­ker Dave Dun­more fou­nd the tar­get for West Ham in the fifth min­ute of the clash to give the vis­it­ors the up­per hand. For­mer Eng­land School­boy play­er Al­ex Dawson equal­ised for the Man­chester club af­ter 25 min­utes of in­tense ac­tion, but West Ham re­gained their ad­vant­age as Noel Can­t­well be­at Uni­ted goal­keeper Harry Gregg from the pen­alty spot on the ha­lf-hour ma­rk. As the fir­st ha­lf wore on, Man­chester Uni­ted hit back ag­ain when Three Li­ons in­ter­na­tion­al Bob­by Charl­ton lev­elled the score for the hosts in the 34th min­ute, on­ly for To­ny Scott to net for The Ham­mers three min­utes la­ter. In the sec­ond pe­riod, Charl­ton drew Uni­ted level once more in the 49th min­ute of pro­ceed­ings, whi­le Dawson han­ded the ho­me si­de the lead for the fir­st time in the ga­me two min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk. Then, wi­th just six min­utes re­maining of the Monday en­counter, Al­bert Quix­all re­gistered the last goal of the day to make the fi­nal sco­reline 5-3 in Man­chester United´s fa­vour. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Harry Gregg, Shay Bren­nan, Bill Foulk­es, Joe Car­o­lan, Ron Cope, Johnny Giles, Mau­rice Set­ters, Bob­by Charl­ton, Al­ex Dawson, Den­nis Vi­ol­let, Al­bert Quix­all. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. West Ham Uni­ted Te­am: Bri­an Rhodes, Bob­by Moore, Joe Kirkup, Noel Can­t­well, Ed­die Boving­ton, Mal­colm Mus­grove, Ron Brett, Dave Dun­more, To­ny Scott, Johnny Cart­wright, An­drew Smil­lie. Sub­stitutes: None.


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