• Short Summary

    MANCHESTER UNITED, LEADERS OF THE ENGLISH FIRST DIVISION, TODAY (SATURDAY) INCREASED THEIR LEAD AT THE TOP OF THE LEAGUE TABLE WHEN THEY BEAT ARSENAL 2-0.

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    MANCHESTER UNITED, LEADERS OF THE ENGLISH FIRST DIVISION, TODAY (SATURDAY) INCREASED THEIR LEAD AT THE TOP OF THE LEAGUE TABLE WHEN THEY BEAT ARSENAL 2-0. IT WAS ARSENAL'S FIRST HOME DEFEAT IN 27 GAMES.

    THE VICTORY MEANS THAT MANCHESTER UNITED NOW HAVE A THREE-POINT LEADER OVER THEIR NEAREST RIVALS, LEEDS UNITED.

    THIS MATCH PROVIDED THE HIGHLIGHT OF AN ENGLISH LEAGUE PROGRAMME OVERSHADOWED BY THE ENGLAND-SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL MATCH. BUT A BIG CROWD TURN OUT AT ARSENAL'S HIGHBURY GROUND IN LONDON TO SEE THE TOP CLUB PLAY A PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN HOME TEAM. LYING TENTH IN THE LEAGUE.

    THE TURNING POINT OF THE GAME WAS A TRAGEDY FOR ARSENAL. AFTER ATTACKING ALMOST CONTINUALLY, AND LOOKING IMPRESSIVE, THEY GAVE AWAY A GOAL TO MANCHESTER IN THE 24TH MINUTE, DEFENDER STOREY, HARRASSED BY UNITED'S IRISH STAR GEORGE BEST, LOBBED THE BALL INTO HIS OWN GOAL.

    BUT IT WAS BEST HIMSELF WHO SEALED THE GAME IN THE 55TH MINUTE GETTING THE BALL ON THE EDGE OF THE PENALTY AREA, HE TURNED TO BEAT TWO ARSENAL DEFENDERS AND HIT A FINE GOAL.

    IN THE MEANTIME, HOWEVER, ARSENAL HAD GIVEN A ROUSING DISPLAY OF ATTACKING FOOTBALL WITH THEIR NEW FORWARD COULD GOING NEAR TO SCORING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SU6G2X9GFYYM9T1S4TY5D6BD
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SU6G2X9GFYYM9T1S4TY5D6BD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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