Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City 1969/70

 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 CITY 2

League Division 1

22nd April 1970

attendance 45,258

Scorers
City
Bowyer 2
Wednesday Coleman

City Dowd, Book, Pardoe, Doyle, Booth, Oakes, Carrodus, Towers, Summerbee, Young, Heslop – Used Sub Bowyer

Wednesday Grummitt, Wilcockson, Prophett, Ellis, Craig, Sinclair, Fantham, Young, Warboys, Whitham, Coleman – Used Sub Downes

…Wednesday’s biggest crowd of the season, turned out to roar them on, onIy to see City take firm control from the early minutes. 
The Blues should have had the game sewn up by half- time. Mike Doyle missed a penalty and City were only shading the honours with a goal from Ian Bowyer, who came on for the injured Mike Summerbee.
It was the battling and ever-defiant, Tony Coleman who put new life into Wednesday. After 65 minutes he got the ball about 30 yards out and let fly with a thunderous shot that whistled past Harry Dowd into the City net.
Now it was stirring stuff. The crowd did their best to lift the Owls to greater things. But it was not to be as City hung on grimly. And one minute from time came the dagger blow, Bowyer scored again.
FROM AN ARTICLE BY JOHN MADDOCKS PUBLISHED IN THE CITY PROGRAMME 24TH AUGUST 1985

One thought on “Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City 1969/70

  1. There should have been a Steward’s Enquiry after this match because City did all they could to let Wednesday win and avoid relegation. Mike Doyle indicated to Wednesday’s keeper which side he’d hit the penalty, which was saved, and although City only went through the motions, Wednesday were too inept to take advantage. Bowyer, the sub, seemed not to have been told the plot, and scored twice to send Wednesday down. Being a spectator and a Sheffield United supporter, I was delighted!

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