Manchester City v West Ham United 1972/73

whu home 1972-73 programme

CITY 4 WEST HAM UNITED 3

League Division 1

21st October 1972

Attendance 30,890

scorers City Marsh 2, Summerbee, Towers West Ham Best, Ayris, Moore

Ref K Burns

City Healey, Book, Donachie, Doyle, Booth,  Jeffries, Summerbee, Bell, Marsh, Lee, Towers – sub Carrodus(Unused)

West Ham Grotier, McDowall, Lampard, Bonds, Taylor, Moore, Ayris, Best, Holland, Brooking, Robson – sub Lock

TONY TOWERS SCORES CITY’S FIRST GOAL, RODNEY MARSH NODS IN THE SECOND AND MIKE SUMMERBEE SCORES THE FOURTH

west ham home 1972 to 73 towers goal

west ham home 1972 to 73 1st marsh goal 2-0

west ham home 1972 to 73 summerbee goal

 Two of the entertainers of the football league met at Maine Road and the game certainly didn’t disappoint, West Ham’s classy passing style against the skill of City’s Rodney Marsh and the complete midfielder, Colin Bell. It took just five minutes for City to take the lead as Tony Towers intelligently lobbed the Hammers keeper. West Ham struck back however and Clyde Best scored past Healey who was deputising for the injured Corrigan. Incredibly there were still four goals to come before the break, Rodney Marsh scored with a header then a shot to put the Blues 3-1 up and then Mike Summerbee made it 4-1 before Ayris pulled one back for West Ham just before the interval. Bouyed by the goal just before half-time The Hammers came out for the second half with all guns blazing and City were under pressure for the rest of the game, Bobby Moore made it 4-3 with a good header, but City managed to hang on to take all the points.

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One thought on “Manchester City v West Ham United 1972/73

  1. Thanks ever so much for sourcing and posting this info
    This was my first city match… at the age of 9 . I remember the score and I recently found the programme when clearing my loft !
    However I had forgotten that Rodney Marsh had scored twice.
    Thanks

    no you tube back in the day….

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