Sheff United 0 Man United 3

Brian Kidd

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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Man­chester Uni­ted Ten Pre­vi­ous Mat­ches

1967-68 Sea­son:

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Lei­cester City 1

West Ham Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3

Sun­der­land 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Burn­ley 2

Shef­field Wed­nesday 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Hi­ber­ni­ans 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1

Hi­ber­ni­ans 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Man­chester City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Arsen­al 0

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