Manchester City 4 All Star XI 6 Tony Book Testimonial 1974/75

TONY BOOK testimonial 1974 to 75 prog

CITY 4 ALL STAR XI 6

Tony Book Testimonial

27th November 1974

Attendance 14,598

Scorers
City Tueart(29 & 42 pen), Doyle(79), Daniels(86)
All Stars Worthington(13 & 26), Best(44 & 52), Keegan(53 & 88)

PETER GARDNER WRITING IN THE MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS 28TH NOVEMBER 1974
George Best turned on the style in Tony Book’s testimonial. But the real tribute must go to the 14,598 fans for braving a winter’s night of biting cold and driving sleet.
Their presence at Maine Road was fitting testimony to the popularity of the Manchester City manager and former skipper, who told them afterwards: “What more can I say except that you are tremendous.”
When the testimonial fund is complete, Book stands to pick up a cheque in the region of £15,000. More than half of that amount came from last night’s match realising £8,000, when an All Star XI beat City 6-4.
It was a game in which the mecurial Best turned back the clock as he provided us with flashes of those old exciting runs.
He scored twice into the bargain and hard a third, one of the best goals I have seen this season, disallowed because a colleague was offside.
With Bobby Charlton, Frank Worthington and Kevin Keegan also revelling in the exhibition football, a feast of goals was always on the cards.
Worthington opened the scoring after 13 minutes and added a second after 26.
Three minutes later Dennis Tueart pulled one back for the Blues and equalised with a 42nd minute penalty.
But a minute from half-time Mike Doyle brought down Charlton, who touched the penalty to his right for Best to move forward and dribble round Keith MacRae. Best and Keegan completed the scoring for the All Stars, with Doyle and Barney Daniels replying for City.

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