Manchester City v Leicester League Cup 2nd Round 1967/68

leicester home league cup 1967 to 68 prog


League Cup 2nd Round

13th September 1967

attendance 25,653

scorers Young(28), Bowles(68 & ?), Book(pen)

Ref V James

City Dowd, Book, Pardoe, Doyle, Heslop, Oakes, Hince, Summerbee, Bell, Young, Coleman – sub Bowles(45)

Leicester Williamson, Rodrigues, Norman, Roberts, Woollett, Cross, Sinclair, Nish, Sjoberg, Gibson, Stringfellow

Manchester City put up a fine performance for the fans, and those present were privileged to also see the debut of a star for the future in former youth team Captain Stan Bowles who produced a stunning second half display.
The first 25 minutes saw both teams cancelling each other out, with Doyle having the only meaningful shot on target. It took a fine right footed drive from the edge of the area from Neil Young, after some good inter play by Alan Oakes and Glyn Pardoe, to put City 1-0 up in the 28th minute.
Each side both then had half chances before the interval.
18 year old Bowles replaced an unwell Neil Young at half-time, and his youth, skill and exuberance lit up the second half. In the 68th minute he coolly slotted home a Summerbee pass from 12 yards to make it 2-0.
four minutes later City were down to ten men as Tony Coleman had to be carried off with a badly injured leg. City still surged forward however, and Bowles won a penalty as he was brought down by Rodrigues in the box, Tony Book dispatched the spot kick to make it 3-0, before Bowles crowned a magnificent debut by scoring City’s fourth with a good shot through a melee of players to ease City into the 3rd Round.

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