Manchester City v Manchester United 1968/69

man united home 1968 to 69 prog

CITY 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 0

League Division 1

17th August 1968

Attendance 63,052

City Mulhearn, Kennedy, Pardoe, Doyle, Heslop, Oakes, Lee, Bell, Summerbee, Owen, Young

United Stepney, Kopel, Dunne, Sadler, Stiles, Fitzpatrick, Best, Gowling, Kidd, Charlton, Aston

The League Champions, City faced the European Cup holders, United in the 79th Manchester league derby. The game ended goalless after an extremely defensive United employed spoiling tactics throughout. United’s John Fitxpatrick performed several crunching tackles on City midfielder Colin Bell. Afterwards the media focused on United’s negative play with one newspaper claiming that United’s defensive style proved their fear of the rather more attack minded City. This was the first time the Manchester Derby was shown on BBC’s Match of the Day
TAKEN FROM THE CITY PROGRAMME 24TH AUGUST 2008

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