Sheff United 0 Man United 1

Tony Currie

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.


Manchester United Quickfacts

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.


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