Newcastle 2 Man United 2

Brian Greenhoff

New­castle Uni­ted 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, St James´s  Park, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Septem­ber 11, 1976. Af­ter suc­cumb­ing to a sur­prise 3-2 loss at the hands of Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur at Old Traf­ford in their pre­vi­ous Fir­st Di­vi­sion fix­ture, Man­chester Uni­ted ma­naged a 2-2 draw ag­ainst New­castle Uni­ted at St Ja­mes´ Park cour­tesy of a goal each by Stu­art Pear­son and Bri­an Greenhoff.

Man­chester Uni­ted had beaten New­castle Uni­ted 4-3 in the cor­res­pond­ing fix­ture of the 1975-76 sea­son, but Tom­my Docherty´s si­de fou­nd it more dif­fi­cult this time ar­ound. The Mag­pies stormed in­to the lead wi­th a goal from loc­al born for­ward Paul Can­nell af­ter thir­teen min­utes of play, on­ly for Man­chester Uni­ted to turn the ga­me on its head thro­ugh goals from Eng­land in­ter­na­tion­als Stu­art Pear­son and Bri­an Green­hoff in the 17th and 32nd min­utes re­spect­ively. The ho­me te­am came back to equal­ise thanks to ex-Black­pool stri­ker Micky Burns who fou­nd the net in the 52nd min­ute, but the red shirts held on to se­cure a 2-2 draw. New­castle Uni­ted Te­am: Mick Ma­honey, Irving Nat­trass, Aiden Mc­Caf­fery, Alan Ken­nedy, Tom­my Cas­sidy, Tom­my Craig, Ge­off Nulty, Alan Gowl­ing, Micky Burns, Paul Can­nell, Stew­art Bar­row­clough. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Stew­art Hou­s­ton, Jim­my Nich­oll, Bri­an Green­hoff, Mar­tin Bu­chan, Ger­ry Da­ly, Ste­ve Cop­pell, Lou Ma­cari, Stu­art Pear­son, Sam­my Mc­Ilroy, Gor­don Hill. Sub­sti­tute: Alan Foggon.


Brian Greenhoff Quickfacts

Bri­an Green­hoff was giv­en his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but for Man­chester Uni­ted by Tom­my Doc­herty in a 2-1 loss to Bob­by Robson´s Ips­wich To­wn at Port­man Road on the 8th of Septem­ber 1973.


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