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    THE ENGLISH SOCCER CLUB WEST HAM UNITED TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY), WON THE EUROPEAN CUP-WINNERS' CUP, BEATING T.

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    THE ENGLISH SOCCER CLUB WEST HAM UNITED TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY), WON THE EUROPEAN CUP-WINNERS' CUP, BEATING T.S.V. MUNICH 2-0 (TWO-NIL). THE MATCH WAS PLAYED AT LONDON'S WEMBLEY STADIUM BEFORE A CROWD OF 100,000, INCLUDING 13,000 WEST GERMAN FANS WHO CAME OVER BY PLANE AND TRAIN FOR THE FINAL.

    WEMBLEY STADIUM HAD 100 TURNSTILES IN OPERATION TO COPE WITH ITS BIGGEST-EVER NIGHT GAME. GATE RECEIPTS BROUGHT IN GBP75,000. BLACK MARKET PRICES FOR TICKETS FETCHED UP TO FOUR TIMES THEIR FACE VALUE.

    THIS IS THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE COMPETITION. MUNICH WERE THE FIRST WEST GERMAN CLUB TO REACH THE FINAL, WHILE WEST HAM WERE OUT TO RIVAL THEIR FELLOW-LONDON CLUB, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, IN TAKING THE COVETED CUP.

    WEST HAM KICKED OFF WITH A BIG ADVANTAGE. THEY WERE PLAYING BEFORE AN OVERWHELMINGLY PARTISAN CROWD AND ON THE SAME PITCH WHERE THEY WON THE ENGLISH FOOTBALL CUP LAST SEASON AND, THEREFORE, A PLACE IN THE EUROPEAN CUP-WINNERS' COMPETITION.

    THE LONDONERS COMPLETELY OUTPLAYED THE BAVARIANS, BUT WERE LET DOWN BY POOR SHOOTING FOR GOAL. BY HALF-TIME, THERE WAS NO SCORE.

    MUNICH KICKED OFF IN THE SECOND HALF, BUT THEIR FORWARD LINE WERE NO MATCH FOR WEST HAM'S SKILFUL DEFENCE. WEST HAM'S NIMBLE FORWARDS SLOGGED AWAY, BUT IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE 69TH MINUTE THAT THEY MANAGED SUCCESS. RIGHT-WINGER ALAN SEALEY SHOT IN FROM 20 YARDS.

    FIGHTING COURAGEOUSLY, MUNICH WENT ALL OUT FOR THE EQUALISER, BUT TWO MINUTES LATER WEST HAM WENT TWO UP - SEALEY AGAIN NETTING, THIS TIME FROM A FREE KICK. AND THAT WAS THE FINAL RESULT - TWO-NIL TO WEST HAM UNITED.

    SKIPPER BOBBY MORE, WHO IS ALSO ENGLAND'S CAPTAIN, RECEIVED THE CUP FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION, HERR GUSTAV WIEDERKEHR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JHBLTWKTRANNAIJW9CXPQG0K
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JHBLTWKTRANNAIJW9CXPQG0K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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