CITY 5 SCHALKE 04 1
European Cup Winners Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
15th April 1970
City Young (2), Bell, Lee, Doyle
City Corrigan, Book, Paroloe, Doyle, Booth, Oakes, Towers, Bell, Lee, Young, Summerbee used subs – Carrrodus, Heslop
Schalke Nigbur, Slomiany Becher; Ruessmann, Fichler; Wittkamp, Libuda, Neuser; Pohlschmidt, Erlhoff, Van Haaren
Schalke were a good team with four or five German internationals in the side, but on the night we outfought, outthought, outplayed and outclassed them. Doyley scored our first then I weighed in with the next two, put on a plate for me by Alan Oakes. I remember Doyley with his arms raised, he must have raced the length of the pitch to get to the end of that cross and must have been ecstatic because he didn’t score that often.
Nobody could have lived with us that night. That’s exactly what the Schalke coach said as well.
MIKE DOYLE OPENS THE SCORING AND COLIN BELL SCORES CITY’S FIFTH
The confidence the players felt after the first leg proved justified as City dominated the match, playing irresistible football. As early as the ninth minute Mike Doyle gave the Blues an opening goal, then five minutes later Neil Young controlled the ball superbly and scored his first goal since the January FA Cup tie with Hull. In the 27th minute he netted his second, and then seven minutes into the second half Francis Lee scored City’s fourth of the night.
Colin Bell made it five late on, and then in the final
EXCERPT FROM AN ARTICLE IN THE CITY PROGRAMME 11TH MAY 2003