Norwich 2 Manchester U 0
Norwich City 2 Manchester United 0, Carrow Road, English Football League Second Division, September 28, 1974. Manchester United experienced their first defeat of the 1974-75 season as they succumbed to a 2-0 loss against Norwich City, both of whose goals were scored by ex-Red Ted MacDougall.
Manchester United had won seven and drawn two of their nine opening games of the 1974-75 campaign. Norwich City were also early pacesetters in the Second Division table, with three victories, five draws, and one defeat. Manchester United, who fielded a side which included players of the likes of Martin Buchan, Gerry Daly, Brian Greenhoff, Lou Macari, and Sammy McIlroy, were slight favourites to beat The Canaries, but the Man of the Match turned out to be Ted MacDougall, who scored twice to hand the hosts a 2-0 triumph. MacDougall´s first goal of the game arrived in the 24th minute as he beat Alex Stepney from the penalty spot, while his second came from open play thirteen minutes after the restart. Tommy Docherty eventually decided to replace Willie Morgan with Tony Young, but the versatile workhorse failed to make any real impact on the match. Norwich City: Team Kevin Keelan, Geoff Butler, Colin Sullivan, Peter Morris, Duncan Forbes, Colin Suggett, Mel Machin, Ted MacDougall, Phil Boyer, Dave Stringer, Tony Powell. Substitutes: None. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, Alex Forsyth, Stewart Houston, Brian Greenhoff, Arnold Sidebottom, Martin Buchan, Willie Morgan, Sammy McIlroy, Lou Macari, Jim McCalliog, Gerry Daly. Substitute: Tony Young.
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Matt Busby´s Manchester United suffered a 3-0 defeat against Norwich City in front of an attendance of 39,000 people at Carrow Road in the third round of the FA Cup on the 10th of January 1959.
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Manager: Tommy Docherty