Manchester City v Everton 1973/74

 everton home 1973 to 74 prog


League Division 1

2nd April 1974

attendance 22,918

City Tueart(42)
Everton Latchford(16)

City Macrae, Pardoe, Donachie, Doyle, Barrett, Horswill, Summerbee, Carrodus, Lee, Oakes, Tueart – sub Whelan(72)

Everton Lawson, Bernard, Seargeant, Clements, Kenyon, Hurst, Harvey, Buckley, Latchford, Lyons, Connolly – sub Jones(81)



Manchester City, bristling with fight after taking an initial pounding from Everton, prised a deserved point from them in a hard fought match at Maine Road last night. A goal from Tueart, his first for the club since his transfer from Sunderland last month did the trick after Lyons had given Everton the inspiration of an early lead.
The football was often rugged, though Clements was an inventive distributor for Everton, and City were superbly served by Doyle, a defender of increasing stature who has had a remarkably constant season. Doyle certainly had to earn his laurels as City, with Barrett at centre half for Booth, who was confined to bed with influenza, were subjected to early pressure. Everton, keenly aware of the need for points to establish a high enough position for European qualification should Liverpool win one or both of the major prizes, were enterprising if not totally effective in their sorties forward.
Latchford was a little slow in anticipating Lyon’s header from Lawson’s long clearance and had to snatch at his shot that went just over the crossbar. In the 16th minute Connolly raced past Carrodus and Pardoe at high speed. Though his centre was marginally too high for Latchford it fell perfectly for Lyons who delightedly drove in from close range.
City were indeed down, but not quite out. They did not manage a shot until the 34th minute when Lee hit a left footed one just outside goal. 4 minutes later Summerbee was booked for dissent, his 9th caution of the season. But from that point City launched their fight back with the persistent Summerbee, foraging aggressively, forcing Lawson to drop the ball the wrestling possession from Hurst, and sending a centre to Tueart who scored from close in.
The second half was a sharp contrast with City now all spirit and endeavour. They might have taken the lead had Horswill showed more inclination to shoot when put into a an excellent position by Lee. Then Tueart, who combines hard running with an abundance of skill, was twice deprived by the over-worked Lawson.


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