Leeds United v Manchester City 1970/71

 leeds away 1970 to 71 prog


League Division 1

28th November 1970

attendance 43,511

scorer Clarke(55)

Ref A Diamond – replaced by D Harwood after 40 minutes

City Corrigan, Book, Pardoe, Doyle, Heslop, Oakes, Summerbee, Bell, Lee, Mann, Towers – sub Bowyer(unused)

Leeds Sprake, Madeley, Cooper, Bremner, Charlton, Hunter, Lorimer, Clarke, Bates, Giles, Gray


 leeds away 1970 to 71 clarke goal
If City thought they had a chance of winning the league then this match would extinguish those aspirations as League leaders Leeds United went eleven points clear of the Blues.
City fought for their lives to get something from the game, however the single goal victory for the Yorkshire men could have been much higher, Peter Lorimer hit a post, Johnny Giles missed a penalty after Tony Book recklessly brought down Terry Cooper, and then Joe Corrigan pulled off some great saves to give the Blues a chance until the final whistle.
On the occasions City did get forward Gary Sprake was also in great form for Leeds.
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The goal that settled the game came in the second half, Corrigan kicked from his hands but Madeley won the header on the half-way line, the ball looping over the City defence, even so it should have been easy for Heslop to shepherd the ball out of play, however Lorimer chased it down and some how pulled it back from the bye-line for Clarke to score from ten yards.
For the record Mr Diamond the referee had to be stretchered from the pitch after a muscle problem late in the first half, and was replaced by linesman Mr Harwood.
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