Sheff Wed 1 Man United 1
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.
George Best Quickfacts
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.
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