Manchester U 2 Arsenal 1

Willie Morgan

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ar­senal 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Jan­uary 10, 1970. Man­chester Uni­ted came from be­hind to edge out Ar­senal 2-1 at their Old Traf­ford ho­me cour­tesy of a goal each from Carlo Sar­tori and Wil­lie Mor­gan in the 45th and 48th min­utes respectively.

Man­chester Uni­ted, who were with­out the ser­vices of North­ern Ire­land in­ter­na­tion­al Geor­gie Best be­cause of sus­pen­sion, fou­nd them­selves one goal down in the 15th min­ute of the mat­ch when Scot­land U23 play­er Pe­ter Mar­inello sco­red from clo­se ran­ge af­ter an er­ror by Ian Ure. Man­chester Uni­ted had the ball in the net shortly af­ter­wards thro­ugh a fe­ro­cious free-kick from Bob­by Charl­ton, but the goal was dis­al­lowed for Bri­an Kidd be­ing mar­gin­ally off­side. As the fir­st ha­lf wore on, The Reds gradu­ally star­ted to dom­in­ate pos­ses­sion and ter­rit­ory and the ho­me si­de fi­nally had their equal­iser on the stroke of 45 min­utes as de­fender Fran­cis Burns de­livered a high free-kick in­to the pen­alty area where sub­sti­tute Carlo Sar­tori ma­naged to get the ball in­to the back of the net. Fol­low­ing the re­sump­tion of play, Man­chester Uni­ted car­ried on where they had left off be­fore the break wi­th Kidd set­ting up Scot­land flanker Wil­lie Mor­gan to net the win­ner three min­utes in­to the sec­ond pe­riod. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, To­ny Dun­ne, Paul Ed­wards, Fran­cis Burns, Ian Ure, Pad­dy Cre­rand, Wil­lie Mor­gan, Da­vid Sad­ler, Bob­by Charl­ton, Bri­an Kidd, John As­ton Ju­ni­or. Sub­sti­tute: Carlo Sar­tori. Ar­senal Te­am: Bob Wil­son, Sam­my Nel­son, Pe­ter Simp­son, Pe­ter Storey, Da­vid Court, Terry Neill, Pe­ter Mar­inello, Char­lie Ge­orge, John Rad­ford, Jon Sam­mels, Ge­orge Arm­strong. Sub­stitutes: None.


Willie Morgan Quickfacts

A wing­er wi­th an eye for goal, Wil­lie Mor­gan hit a hat-trick for Man­chester Uni­ted in a 8-1 trash­ing of Fir­st Di­vi­sion new boys Queens Park Ran­gers at Old Traf­ford on the 19th of Mar­ch 1969.


Man­chester Uni­ted Pre­vi­ous Ten Matches

1969-70 Sea­son:

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Der­by Coun­ty 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1

Burn­ley 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Chel­sea 2

Liver­pool 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 4

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Man­chester City 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 0

Sun­der­land 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Ips­wich To­wn v Man­chester Uni­ted 0-1

Man­ager: Wilf McGuinness

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