CITY 5 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1
League Division 1
23rd November 1968
City Young 2, Bell 2, Doyle
West Brom Brown
City Dowd, Kennedy, Pardoe, Doyle, Booth, Oakes, Lee, Bell, Summerbee, Young, Connor
West Brom Sheppard, Fraser, Wilson, Brown, Talbot, Keys, Rees, Collard, Astle, Hope, Hanford
The scoreline itself was really to do with the story of two goalkeepers, the brilliance of Harry Dowd and the uncertainty of Rick Sheppard.
Dowd made outstanding saves from Tony Brown and Jeff Astle, in addition John Kaye and Ron Rees hit the City woodwork.
In contrast, Sheppard—With John Osborne under the weather with flu, Sheppard was brought in by Albion and was put through the mill by City.In the second minute Neil Young
converted a pass from Colin Bell, who headed home the Blues’ second in the 15th minute.
The third goal was added by Mike Doyle in the 53rd minute Mike Doyle with a neat chip beyond Sheppard.`
Brown pulled one back for Albion in the 68th minute. But a minute later Colin Bell scored City’s fault courtesy of an error from the hapless Sheppard
Young finished off the scoring in the 80th minute.