Manchester City v Everton 1969/70

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CITY 1 EVERTON 1

League Division 1

23rd August 1969

attendance 43,676

scorers
City
Bowyer
Everton Morrissey(3)

Ref D Smith

City Corrigan, Book, Pardoe, Doyle, Booth, Bowles, Summerbee, Connor, Lee, Bowyer, Coleman – sub Mundy(unused)

Everton West, Wright, Brown, Jackson, Labone, Harvey, Husband, Ball, Royle, Hurst, Morrissey – sub Kenyon

MORRISSEY GRABS AN EARLY LEAD FOR EVERTON

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  IAN BOWYER SPECTACULARLY HEADS IN THE EQUALISER

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FROM THE PRESS BOX
Guardian
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Manchester City, lacking the considerable talents of Bell, Oakes, and Young became the first side this season to take a point off Everton.
… City were unlucky not to collect all the spoils. They were refused a penalty when Labone blatantly handled the ball, and throughout a second half of near continuous pressure, they all but brought the Everton defence to its knees.
…Just before half-time the match was tottering on the brink of anarchy, and the riot that the City supporters were demanding seemed likely to break out. Bowles pushed the ball towards an undefended Everton goal; Labone controlled the ball with his left arm but Mr Smith, a most inconsistent official, ruled no penalty.
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One City youth was so upset that he ran on to the pitch, grabbed Mr Smith by the shirt, and made a sign clearly indicating that he thought the referee should have been in a mental home.
Things went hopelessly wrong for Everton in the second half. Summerbee, always threatening to get the better of Brown in the first half, destroyed him in the second. Lee’s running became increasingly powerful, Bowyer grew in stature by the minute. What a fine game this youngster played. He was often the victim of severe tackling by Hurst, yet his courage never wavered, and his persistence was rewarded with a magnificent goal.
Summerbee had reduced Brown to such a state of nerves that when the left back had the simple task of clearing, he could only send the ball to Book. The City captain’s centre was measured to perfection, and Bowyer, hurling himself through the air, headed the ball spectacularly into the roof of West’s net.
TAKEN FROM PAUL FITZPATRICK’S REPORT IN THE GUARDIAN 25TH AUGUST 1969

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