Sheff United 0 Man United 3
Sheffield United 0 Manchester United 3, Bramall Lane, English Football League First Division, October 14, 1967. Goals from Brian Kidd, John Aston, and Denis Law ensured a comprehensive 3-0 win for reigning First Division Champions Manchester United over relegation candidates Sheffield United.
Early pacesetters Manchester United had beaten Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, and Arsenal in their previous three First Division fixtures and looked a safe bet to defeat Sheffield United who were next to bottom in the table. Following a goalless first half at Bramall Lane, Manchester United finally got themselves into the lead thanks to a goal from Brian Kidd four minutes past the hour mark. The Reds scored a second goal when John Aston converted a cross in the 75th minute and netted a third through Denis Law who confidently beat former England international goalkeeper Alan Hodgkinson from the penalty spot with only three minutes to go. Sheffield United Team: Alan Hodgkinson, Bernard Shaw, Len Badger, David Munks, Ken Mallender, Frank Barlow, Thomas Fenoughty, Alan Birchenall, Gil Reece, Willie Carlin, Mick Hill. Substitutes: None. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, Tony Dunne, Francis Burns, Paddy Crerand, David Sadler, Nobby Stiles, George Best, Bobby Charlton, Brian Kidd, Denis Law, John Aston Junior. Substitute: John Fitzpatrick.
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First Division leaders Manchester United succumbed to an unexpected 2-1 defeat against mid-tablers Sheffield United before a crowd of over 42,000 people at Bramall Lane on Boxing Day 1966.
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