Manchester City v Ipswich Town 1969/70

ipswich home 1969-70 progrmme


League Division 1

28th February 1970

attendance 29,376

scorer Lee(22 pen)

Ref G Hartley

City Corrigan, Book, Mann, Doyle, Booth, Oakes, Carrodus, Bell, Summerbee, Lee, Pardoe – sub Jeffries(unused)

Ipswich Best, Carroll, Harper, Morris, Baxter, Jefferson, Mills, Collard, Whymark, Hunt, Lambert – sub Miller(56)

The near 30,000 fans inside Maine Road definitely would have expected City to take relegation Ipswich apart, however with perhaps the upcoming European Cup Winners Cup Quarter Final and the League Cup Final on the player’s minds, the fans had to endure a quite mediocre game, but at least they could cheer another two points for The Citizens.
Too many players had off days, in particular Colin Bell and Mike Summerbee, and struggled to break down an ultra defensive Ipswich side. The two full backs, Tony Book and Arthur Man were City’s best players, however Glyn Pardoe, who had vacated the number three shirt to Mann, looked totally out of place in midfield and further weakened the team.
The only goal of the game came from the penalty spot. Franny Lee was brought down in the box, then dusted himeslf down to smash home the spot kick.

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