West Brom 1 Man United 1

Stuart Pearson

West Brom­wich Al­bion 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1, The Haw­thorns, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Sec­ond Di­vi­sion, Sep­tember 14, 1974. Af­ter draw­ing 2-2 at ho­me to Not­ting­ham For­est, Sec­ond Di­vi­sion lead­ers Man­chester Uni­ted dropped an­oth­er point as they drew 1-1 wi­th West Brom­wich Al­bion away.

Man­chester Uni­ted had de­feated Ori­ent, Mill­wall, Ports­mouth, and Car­diff City, and drawn to Not­ting­ham For­est in their five fir­st mat­ches of the 1974-75 sea­son and were sit­ting top of the ta­ble ahead of the fix­ture ag­ainst West Brom­wich Al­bion at The Haw­thorns. The Mid­landers began the bet­ter and raced in­to an early lead in the sixth min­ute of the clash thanks to a goal from for­mer Eng­land U18 de­fender Alan Mer­rick. Man­chester Uni­ted gradu­ally came more in­to the ga­me and equal­ised two min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk when West Brom­wich shot stop­per Pe­ter Latch­ford failed to hold a low cross from Wil­lie Mor­gan and Stu­art Pear­son was there to score. Des­pite draw­ing to West Brom, The Reds re­mained top of the ta­ble ahead of Nor­wich City on goal dif­fer­ence. West Brom­wich Al­bion Te­am: Pe­ter Latch­ford, Gor­don Nis­bet, Ray Wil­son, Len Can­tello, Alistair Robert­son, John Wile, Al­lan Glo­ver, To­ny Bro­wn, Da­vid Shaw, Alan Mer­rick, Wil­lie John­stone. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, Al­ex For­syth, Stew­art Hou­s­ton, Mar­tin Bu­chan, Jim Hol­ton, Mick Mar­tin, Wil­lie Mor­gan, Ger­ry Da­ly, Stu­art Pear­son, Jim Mc­Cal­liog, Sam­my Mc­Ilroy. Sub­sti­tute: Bri­an Green­hoff.

 

Stuart Pearson Quickfacts

A ded­ic­ated and hard-work­ing centre  for­ward, Stu­art “Pan­cho” Pear­son con­trib­uted sev­en­teen goals in thirty-sev­en Sec­ond Di­vi­sion ap­pear­ances for Hull City dur­ing the 1972-73 cam­paign.

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Manchester United´s Previous Ten Matches

1973-74 Sea­son:

Nor­wich City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 New­castle Uni­ted 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ever­ton 0

South­ampton 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Ever­ton 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Man­chester City 1

Sto­ke City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0

1974-75 Sea­son:

Ori­ent 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Mill­wall 0

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ports­mouth 0

Car­diff City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Not­ting­ham For­est 2

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