Manchester U 2 Arsenal 1

Nobby Stiles

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ar­senal 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Mar­ch 19, 1966. Man­chester Uni­ted edged out Ar­senal 2-1 to gain their fourth suc­cess­ive ho­me win. De­nis Law and Nob­by Sti­les re­gistered a goal each for The Reds in the fir­st ha­lf be­fore Tom Wal­ley net­ted a con­sol­a­tion for the North Lon­don club late in the sec­ond period. 

Man­chester Uni­ted had de­feated Ar­senal 3-1 at Old Traf­ford in the cor­res­pond­ing fix­ture of the 1964-65 sea­son and The Gun­ners did­n’t fare much bet­ter this time out. Uni­ted went ahead in the ga­me af­ter just two min­utes of ac­tion cour­tesy of a clo­se ran­ge head­er from dan­ger­ous marks­man De­nis Law. As the fir­st ha­lf wore on, Nob­by Sti­les sco­red one his rare goals for Man­chester Uni­ted when the mid­field en­for­cer con­ver­ted a fine cross by fel­low Eng­land in­ter­na­tion­al John Con­nelly a min­ute be­fore the ha­lf-hour ma­rk. Fol­low­ing the break, Tom Wal­ley ma­naged to re­duce the de­fi­cit for the vis­it­ing si­de in the 88th min­ute of the en­counter as the wing ha­lf be­at North­ern Ire­land goal­keeper Harry Greg wi­th a bril­liant ha­lf-vol­ley which fou­nd the top left-hand cor­ner of the net. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Harry Gregg, Shay Bren­nan, Bill Foulk­es, To­ny Dun­ne, Pad­dy Cre­rand, Nob­by Sti­les, Ge­orge Best, Bob­by Charl­ton, Da­vid Herd, John Con­nelly, De­nis Law, Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Ar­senal Te­am: Jim Fur­nell, Frank McLin­tock, Terry Neill, Pe­ter Storey, Billy Mc­Cul­lough, Ian Ure, Jon Sam­mels, Ge­orge Arm­strong, John Rad­ford. Da­vid Court, Tom Wal­ley. Sub­sti­tute: Pe­ter Simpson.


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