Stoke 2 Manchester United 2
Stoke City 2 Manchester United 2, Victoria Ground, English Football League First Division, February 28, 1970. After beating Middlesbrough 2-1 in an FA Cup Quarter-Final Replay at Ayresome Park in midweek, The Reds drew 2-2 against Stoke City at Victoria Ground three days later with Carlo Sartori and Willie Morgan hitting the goals for the visitors.
Manchester United midfielder Carlo Sartori netted his second goal in three first team appearances as The Reds drew 2-2 away to Stoke City. Following the early skirmishes, Sartori handed United the lead when he beat Stoke and Three Lions goalkeeper Gordon Banks in the 13th minute of the clash, only for The Potters to turn the match around courtesy of goals from local born central defender Denis Smith and former England U23 striker Harry Burrows. In the second half, Manchester United had their equaliser in the 79th minute as Willie Morgan scored from the penalty spot after the twenty-five-year-old winger had been brought down by Banks inside the area. Stoke City Team: Gordon Banks, John Marsh, Mike Pejic, Willie Stevenson, Denis Smith, Alan Bloor, Terry Conroy, Peter Dobing, Jimmy Greenhoff, Eric Skeels, Harry Burrows. Substitutes: None. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, Paul Edwards, David Sadler, Tony Dunne, Ian Ure, Paddy Crerand, Willie Morgan, Carlo Sartori, George Best, Bobby Charlton, Brian Kidd. Substitute: Francis Burns.
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Willie Morgan, whose mother always claimed that her son had longer hair than George Best, amassed nine goals in 49 first team appearances for Manchester United in the 1969-70 season.