Sheff Wed 1 Man United 1

George Best

Shef­field Wed­nesday 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1, Hills­bor­ough Sta­dium, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Septem­ber 16, 1967. Man­chester Uni­ted, who were sit­ting 11th in the top-flight ta­ble, were held to a draw for the third ga­me run­ning as they drew 1-1 to early pace­set­ters Shef­field Wednesday. 

Man­chester Uni­ted had be­en held to draws by Sun­der­land and Burn­ley in their pre­vi­ous two Fir­st Di­vi­sion mat­ches and fou­nd them­selves up ag­ainst a high-fly­ing Shef­field Wed­nesday si­de brim­ming wi­th con­fid­ence. Wit­nessed by a crowd of more than 47,000 people at Hills­bor­ough, The Owls dom­in­ated the pos­ses­sion of the ball in the fir­st ha­lf of the ga­me and took the lead thro­ugh for­mer Sun­der­land wing­er Bri­an Ush­er two min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk. The Man­chester Uni­ted play­ers im­me­di­ately shouted for off­side, but the of­fi­cials awar­ded the goal. The vis­it­ing te­am came back a lot strong­er in the sec­ond ha­lf of the ga­me and ul­ti­mately lev­elled the score when Ge­orge Best bril­liantly con­ver­ted a free-kick de­livered by de­fender Fran­cis Burns in the 75th min­ute of the play. Shef­field Wed­nesday Te­am: Pe­ter Sprin­gett, Vic Mob­ley , Wilf Smith, Sam El­lis, John Quinn, Pe­ter Eu­stace, Jim Mc­Cal­liog, Ger­ry Young, Johnny Fantham, Bri­an Ush­er, John Ritch­ie. Substitute:Jack Whit­ham. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, To­ny Dun­ne, Bill Foulk­es, Da­vid Sad­ler, Fran­cis Burns, Pad­dy Cre­rand, Nob­by Sti­les, Ge­orge Best, Bob­by Charl­ton, Bri­an Kidd, De­nis Law. Sub­stitutes: None.


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Ge­orge Best hit 32 goals in 53 ga­mes in all com­pet­i­tions for Man­chester Uni­ted in the 1967-68 sea­son, in­clud­ing a hat-trick in a 6-0 ho­me vic­tory over New­castle Uni­ted on the 4th of May 1968.


Man­chester Uni­ted Pre­vi­ous Ten Matches

1966-67 Sea­son:

Sun­der­land 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 As­ton Vil­la 0

West Ham Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 6

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Sto­ke City 0

1967-68 Sea­son:

Ever­ton 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Leeds Uni­ted 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Lei­cester City 1

West Ham Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3

Sun­der­land 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Burn­ley 2

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