Arsenal v Manchester City 1968/69

arsenal away 1968 to 69 prog


League Division 1

27th August 1968

attendance 40,767

Arsenal Jenkins(27 & ?), Sammels(30), Radford(?)

Ref Pat Partridge

City Mulhearn, connor, Pardoe, Doyle, Heslop, Oakes, Lee, Bell, Summerbee, Young – sub Owen(unused)

Arsenal Wilson, McLintock, Neill, Simpson, Storey, McNab, Court, Sammels, Gould, Jenkins, Radford

arsenal away 1968 to 69 action

City, slid to 16th place, as Arsenal took advantage of a mediocre defensive display by the Champions and moved into top spot in Division One with just six games of the season completed.
The Gunners were two up at half-time, the first goal came from a mistake by George Heslop, one of many by him in a display he’ll want to forget as soon as possible.
His woeful clearance from an Arsenal free kick, landed at David Jenkin’s feet who smashed the ball in off the bar.
Jon Sammels struck Arsenal’s second.
After the break City’s attack showed why they won so many plaudits last season as they attacked the Arsenal defence with speed and skill straight from the kick-off, and a great headed goal by Colin Bell from a Tony Coleman cross saw them back in the game.
As City drove forward for the equaliser, another defensive error, involving Heslop and Connor, gave an easy chance for John Radford to tap home Arsenal’s third and then the match was over as a competition as Jenkins scored his second to make it 4-1.

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