• Short Summary

    There were 59,000 supporters at OLD Trafford, Manchester - and many more there is spirit - as the new Manchester United captain, Billy Foulkes led out his makeshift team for the fifth round English Football Association Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday club.

  • Description

    There were 59,000 supporters at OLD Trafford, Manchester - and many more there is spirit - as the new Manchester United captain, Billy Foulkes led out his makeshift team for the fifth round English Football Association Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday club. Of the tea that turned out, two were survivors of the tragic Munich air crash in which seven players were killed and several others seriously injured. Foulkes, himself, ??? of the survivors and goalkeeper Marry Gregg, the other. The rest of the team comprised seven 'reserves' - some of whom had never played in the first team and two players, hastily signed from other clubs. Captain Foulkes was the to???s and launched a new era for the gallant Manchester team. Then Sheffield Wednesday, in the striped shirts, kick off. Sentiment is forgotten, for victory in this match means a place in the last eight of the Cup competition. Fearlessly, Marry Gregg goes into action and the all-conquering spirit of Manchester United quickly overcomes the relative inexperience of this makeshift team. The first goal comes from young Scamus Brennan - playing in his first big match. The ball goes in straight from his corner kick. Wednesday pull no punches, but they just cannot break this United defence. Then, in the second half, it's 18 year-old Brennan with his second goal. The almost continuous cheering is the tonic these young players need and another newcomer, Alex Dawson crashes home goal number three. And that's the final score - Manchester United 3 - Sheffield Wednesday 0, - a performance that warmed the hearts of the world's sporting public.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3HSYLRUM3UP09CYWGHWWXSFLX
    Media URN:
    VLVA3HSYLRUM3UP09CYWGHWWXSFLX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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