Millwall 0 Manchester U 1
Millwall 0 Manchester United 1, The Den, English Football League Second Division, September 16, 1974. Manchester United shot stopper Alex Stepney kept a clean sheet against former club Millwall as The Reds beat The Lions 1-0 at The Den in South East London.
After drawing 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns two days earlier, Manchester United emerged 1-0 victors over Millwall to gain their third away win of the 1974-75 campaign. In the reverse fixture, United had defeated Millwall 4-0 at Old Trafford thanks to a hat-trick by Republic of Ireland international Gerry Daly, which included two penalties, and a goal from Stuart Pearson, and the South Londoners did not fare much better this time. The Second Division leaders dominated from the very outset, but Millwall defended well and were dangerous on the counter-attack. Manchester United kept the pressure going as the match moved on and went ahead five minutes into the second half when none other than Daly beat The Den goalkeeper Bryan King from the penalty spot. Millwall had their opportunities to level the score, but the hosts could not find a way past Alex Stepney in the United goal. After running out winners away to Millwall, Manchester United were now leading the Division Two table with twelve points from seven games, two points above second placed Norwich City. Millwall Team: Bryan King, Dave Donaldson, Eddie Jones, Alan Dorney, Barry Kitchener, Frank Saul, Gordon Bolland, Brian Clark, Alf Wood, Doug Allder, Gordon Hill. Substitutes: None. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, Alex Forsyth, Stewart Houston, Martin Buchan, Arnold Sidebottom, Brian Greenhoff, Willie Morgan, Jim McCalliog, Lou Macari, Sammy McIlroy, Gerry Daly. Substitute: Tony Young.
Alex Stepney Quickfacts
After joining Millwall from Tooting & Mitcham United in 1963, Alex Stepney kept goal in 158 appearances for the team before he was transferred to Chelsea at the end of the 1965-66 season.