Sheff United 0 Man United 1
Sheffield United 0 Manchester United 1, Bramall Lane, English Football League First Division, March 2, 1974. Tommy Docherty´s relegation threatened side gained their first away victory of the 1973-74 campaign as they beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Bramall Lane courtesy of a goal by Lou Macari.
Manchester United´s 1-0 triumph against Sheffield United broke a winless drought of seven matches, including a 1–0 FA Cup Third Round defeat to Ipswich Town at Portman Road. Sheffield United and Three Lions international Tony Currie dominated the game from midfield with his accurate passing and powerful shooting, but it was Manchester United playmaker Lou Macari who grabbed the winning goal when he delivered a well-placed shot past Bramall Lane goalkeeper John Hope and into the far bottom corner of the net five minutes past the half-hour mark after the home defence had failed to clear a cross from the right side by fellow midfielder Mick Martin. And although Sheffield United pushed hard for an equaliser in the second half of the contest, it was not to be and the visitors walked away with a narrow, but well deserved, 1-0 win. But despite defeating The Blades, Manchester United were still sitting in the relegation zone facing the possibility of a drop to the Second Division. Sheffield United Team: John Hope, Ted Hemsley, Len Badger, John Flynn, Eddie Colquhoun, Keith Eddy, Terry Garbett, Colin Franks, Geoff Salmons, Tony Currie, Alan Woodward. Substitute: Terry Nicholl. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, Alex Forsyth, Brian Greenhoff, Stewart Houston, Jim Holton, Martin Buchan, Mick Martin, Gerry Daly, Lou Macari, Sammy McIlroy, Willie Morgan. Substitutes: None.
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Manchester United edged out Sheffield United by a 1-0 score in a League Division One encounter at Bramall Lane on the 23rd of October 1909 thanks to a goal from left winger George Wall.