Nottm Forest 2 Man United 2
Nottingham Forest 2 Manchester United 2, City Ground, English Football League First Division, January 16, 1965. Although Manchester United had comprehensively beaten Nottingham Forest 3-0 at Old Trafford in the reverse match of the 1964-65 season, Matt Busby´s title chasers had to settle for a disappointing 2-2 draw against The Tricky Trees in front of an attendance of 43,000 at City Ground.
Manchester United were sitting in third place in the First Division table with 37 points gained from 25 games, while Nottingham Forest found themselves in sixth position with 29 points collected from 26 matches. Denis Law, who was back from injury and looking as sharp as ever, put Manchester United ahead when the industrious forward rounded Nottingham Forest shot stopper Peter Grummitt and slotted the ball into the back of the net in the third minute of the tie, only for Alan Hinton to level the score for the hosts as he fired a blistering shot from outside the area past away goalkeeper Pat Dunne and into the top right-hand corner twelve minutes later. Hinton then made it 2-1 to the home outfit in the 23rd minute with a goal which should have been disallowed for offside before The Lawman equalised a minute past the half-hour mark for the visitors to share the points. Nottingham Forest Team: Peter Grummitt, Dennis Mochan, Bob McKinlay, Peter Hindley, Henry Newton, Ian Storey-Moore, Jeff Whitefoot, John Barnwell, Colin Addison, Alan Hinton, Chris Crowe. Substitutes: None. Manchester United Team: Pat Dunne, Shay Brennan, Bill Foulkes, Tony Dunne, Nobby Stiles, Paddy Crerand, George Best, Bobby Charlton, David Herd, Denis Law, John Connelly. Substitutes: None.
Denis Law Quickfacts
Scotland international Denis Law scored a highly impressive 28 League Division One goals in 36 appearances for Manchester United during the Championship winning season of 1964-65.
Manchester United´s Previous Ten Matches
Borussia Dortmund 1 Manchester United 6
Blackpool 1 Manchester United 2
Manchester United 3 Blackburn Rovers 0
Arsenal 2 Manchester United 3
Manchester United 4 Borussia Dortmund 0
Manchester United 0 Leeds United 1
West Bromwich Albion 1 Manchester United 1
Manchester United 1 Birmingham City 1
Sheffield United 0 Manchester United 1
Manchester United 1 Sheffield United 1
Manchester United 2 Chester 1
Manager: Matt Busby