• Short Summary

    MANCHESTER UNITED AND LEEDS UNITED MEET AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY (MARCH 25TH) AFTER ANOTHER EPIC BUT SCORELESS SEMI-FINAL IN BIRMINGHAM TONING (MONDAY, MARCH 23RD) FOR A PLACE AGAINST CHELSEA IN THE ENGLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION CUP FINAL ON APRIL 11TH.

  • Description

    MANCHESTER UNITED AND LEEDS UNITED MEET AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY (MARCH 25TH) AFTER ANOTHER EPIC BUT SCORELESS SEMI-FINAL IN BIRMINGHAM TONING (MONDAY, MARCH 23RD) FOR A PLACE AGAINST CHELSEA IN THE ENGLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION CUP FINAL ON APRIL 11TH.

    MANCHESTER UNITED CREATED MORE SCORING CHANCES THAN THE CURRENT ENGLISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, BUT POOR FINISHING MARRED THEIR EFFORTS. MANCHESTER UNITED'S ENGLAND STARS, BOBBY CHARLTON AND NOBBY STILES MAINTAINED A STRICT CONTROL OF THE MIDFIELD AS TIRELESS BILLY BREMNER--NAMED ONLY TODAY AS 1970 BRITISH FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR--WORKED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO GIVE LEEDS A MAJOR PORTION OF THE ATTACK.

    DESPITE CRAMP IN THE CLOSING MINUTES, BOTH SIDES WENT CLOSE TO SCORING NEAR THE END AND RECEIVED A NOISY SALUTE FROM THE 62-THOUSAND CROWD.

    SYNOPSIS: VILLA PARK, BIRMINGHAM, WHERE MANCHESTER UNITED - IN THE DARK SHIRTS - AND LEEDS UNITED PLAYED ANOTHER EPIC, BUT SCORELESS SEMI-FINAL FOR A PLACE AGAINST CHELSEA IN THE ENGLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION CUP FINAL ON APRIL 11TH. BRIAN KIDD NEARLY SCORED FOR MANCHESTER UNITED IN THE OPENING MINUTES OF PLAY WHEN HIS TEAM TOOK THE CORNER. HOWEVER, THE BALL WENT WIDE IN CONDITIONS FAR FROM PERFECT ON A MUDDY, WATERLOGGED PITCH.

    MANCHESTER UNITED'S ENGLAND STAR BOBBY CHARLTON GAVE GEORGE BEST HIS FIRST REAL OPPORTUNITY OF THE MATCH, BUT THE BALL WAS HEADED OVER THE BAR. LEEDS, SEEKING A EUROPEAN CUP, ENGLISH CUP AND ENGLISH LEAGUE TREBLE - AND MANCHESTER UNITED CHASING THEIR SIXTH F.A. CUP FINAL APPEARANCE - HAVE NOW PLAYED THREE-AND-A-HALF HOURS OF SCORELESS SOCCER FOLLOWING A FRUITLESS EXTRA HALF-AN-HOUR IN THEIR MONDAY NIGHT (MARCH 23RD) REPLAY.

    MANCHESTER UNITED CREATED MORE SCORING CHANGES THAN THE CURRENT ENGLISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, BUT POOR FINISHING MARRED THEIR EFFORTS. THE 62-THOUSAND CROWD SALUTED THE TWO TEAMS DESPITE THE RESULT. THEY'LL MEET AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY (MARCH 25TH).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2XF4KZ948GSIJYOGH1HRZC28W
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XF4KZ948GSIJYOGH1HRZC28W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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