Wolves 2 Manchester Utd 2

Willie Morgan

Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, Mo­lineux Sta­dium, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Feb­ruary 15, 1969. Man­chester Uni­ted came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw ag­ainst Wolver­hampton Wan­derers in a mat­ch wit­nessed by al­most 45,000 spec­tat­ors at Molineux.

For­mer Burn­ley wing­er Wil­lie Mor­gan was hav­ing an­oth­er ex­cel­lent ga­me for Man­chester Uni­ted, pep­per­ing the Wolver­hampton Wan­derers pen­alty area wi­th dan­ger­ous crosses all af­ter­noon. Wan­derers were the best te­am in the fir­st pe­riod, tho­ugh, and were 2-0 up at the break thanks to goals from Derek Dou­gan and Hugh Cur­ran in the 29th and 44th min­utes re­spect­ively. The Reds, who were with­out De­nis Law and Nob­by Sti­les, came back much strong­er af­ter the in­ter­val and re­duced the de­fi­cit when Bob­by Charl­ton vol­leyed ho­me a cross from Mor­gan in the 47th min­ute of the clash. The Reds con­tin­ued put­ting pres­sure on the Wolver­hampton back­line and the vis­it­ors had their equal­iser thro­ugh a head­er from Geor­gie Best six min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk. Wolver­hampton Wan­derers Te­am: Phil Par­kes, Da­vid Wood­field, Derek Par­kin, Ger­ry Tay­lor, Bob­by Thom­son, Les Wil­son, Mi­ke Bai­ley, Pe­ter Knowles, Derek Dou­gan, Hugh Cur­ran, Dave Wag­staffe. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Al­ex Step­ney, John Fitz­patrick, To­ny Dun­ne, Da­vid Sad­ler, Ste­ve Ja­mes, Pad­dy Cre­rand, Geor­gie Best, Bob­by Charl­ton, Bri­an Kidd, Carlo Sar­tori, Wil­lie Mor­gan. Sub­sti­tute: Bill Foulkes.

 

Willie Morgan Quickfacts

Wil­lie Mor­gan was giv­en his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but for Burn­ley by le­gendary Turf Moor boss Harry Potts in a clo­se 1-0 tri­umph ag­ainst Shef­field Wed­nesday at Hills­bor­ough on the 23rd of April 1963.

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