Manchester City v Leicester City 1980/81

leicester home 1980 to 81 prog


League Division 1

31st March 1981

Attendance 26,141

Reeves(26 & 61), Palmer(87)
Leicester Williams(68), Young(72), Melrose(76)

Ref Keith Hackett

City Corrigan, Ranson, Reid, McDonald, Caton, Henry, Power, MacKenzie, Hutchinson, Bennett, Reeves – sub Booth(unused)

Leicester Wallington, Williams, Fryer, Byrne, May, Welsh, Lynex, Melrose, Young, Wilson, Grewcock – used sub MacDonald(87)

City were to rue the form of Leicester custodian Mark Wallington in this 3-3 thriller, as although he did let in three goals he made several superb saves.
City’s first goal was a deflected Kevin Reeves shot that wrong footed Wallington and The Blues were 1-0 up after 27 minutes, and that’s how it stayed to half-time.
After the break Reeves struck a great volley past Wallington in the 62nd minute and City were cruising at 2-0.
The Foxes did not give up the fight and within 8 minutes they had pulled a goal back courtesy of a goal from Tommy Williams, amazingly Leicester went on to score two more goals, a header from Alan Young to make it 2-2 and then a Jim Melrose goal to take the lead.
Tony Henry came to the rescue for City however as he easily tapped in a Paul Power cross to give The Blues a share of the points.

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