Norwich 2 Manchester U 0

Tony Young

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.

 

Manchester United Quickfacts

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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Man­chester Uni­ted Pre­vi­ous Ten Mat­ches

1974-75 Sea­son:

Ori­ent 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Mill­wall 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ports­mouth 1

Car­diff City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Not­ting­ham For­est 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Charl­ton Ath­let­ic 1

West Brom­wich Al­bion 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Mill­wall 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Bris­tol Rov­ers 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Bol­ton Wan­derers 0

Man­ager: Tom­my Doc­herty

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