Manchester City v Manchester United League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg 1969/70

Man Utd home leagur cup semi programme

CITY 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 1

League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg

3rd December 1969

attendance 55,799

Scorers
City
Bell(13), Lee(88 pen)
United Charlton(66)

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

In the City dressing room before the game, we were all feeling tense. The importance of the next 90 minutes had got through to us but we were given a great boost when Colin Bell scored a first half goal and at half time we felt that we coulddouble that tally before the 90 minutes were up. United had fought their way back in to the match during the ten minutes before the break, though and when the second half began we suddenly seemed to freeze. While we were still trying to put our game together again, Bobby Charlton broke through and scored a tremendous goal. He ran the ball into the 18 yard box and whackedit home from around 8 yards. That goal rockede us on our heels.
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
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Man Utd home leagur cup semi bell goal

COLIN BELL PUTS CITY 1-0 UP

daily express

…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.
Alan Thompson

Man Utd home leagur cup semi charlton equaliser

BOBBY CHARLTON EQUALISES

MEN

…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.
Peter Gardner

FRANCIS LEE IS FOULED AND IT’S A PENALTY

manchester united home league cup semi 1969 to 70 lee brought down for pen

Man Utd home leagur cup semi lee pen winner

FRANNY SCORES FROM THE PENALTY SPOT TO GIVE CITY A 2-1 LEAD TO TAKE INTO THE SECOND LEG

Man Utd home leagur cup semi lee pen winner2

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