Stoke 2 Manchester United 2

Willie Morgan

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. 


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