CITY 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 1
League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg
3rd December 1969
City Bell(13), Lee(88 pen)
ref Jack Taylor
City Corrigan, Book, Pardoe, Doyle, Booth, Oakes, Summerbee, Bell, Lee, Young, Bowyer – sub Connor
United Stepney, Edwards, Dunne, Burns, Ure, Sadler, Best, Kidd, Charlton, Stiles, Aston – sub Ryan
But it also made us more determined than ever to get the better of our greatest rivals and we began to play again ourselves. Our chance came when Franny Lee had the ball laid up to him inside the box and he turned Centre Half Ian Ure. The big blonde Scot, who had joined United from Arsenal, couldn’t compete with Franny’s pace and he brought him down. Franny stepped up to take the spot kick to make it 2-1 which ended up being the final score.
BLUE BLOOD THE MIKE DOYLE STORY BY MIKE DOYLE WITH DAVID CLAYTON
COLIN BELL PUTS CITY 1-0 UP
…It was Lee who put City on the goal standard in the 13th minute of this remarkable match. He wriggled through United’s left flank and beat three men before his shot was finally blocked and the ball broke to Colin Bell who hit a first-time shot low past the helpless Stepney.
BOBBY CHARLTON EQUALISES
…United had no answer to Bell’s drive and Lee’s sharpness with his devastating darts through the middle considerably upsetting Ure. But City’s morale drooped when Nobby Stiles clamped down on Bell in the second half and Ure finally emerged as the master of Lee, although there was little in it in the end.
FRANCIS LEE IS FOULED AND IT’S A PENALTY
FRANNY SCORES FROM THE PENALTY SPOT TO GIVE CITY A 2-1 LEAD TO TAKE INTO THE SECOND LEG