Derby County and Manchester United, both struggling well down the league table this season, played to a four-all draw at Derby today.
Derby County and Manchester United, both struggling well down the league table this season, played to a four-all draw at Derby today. The conditions at the Derby Country ground, soft with a sprinkling of snow, slowed down the game. But both sides made up for the sluggish pitch in skill and enthusiasm.
Derby played in light shirts, dark shorts; Manchester played in red shirts, white shorts. Both teams have had a poor season so far. They went on to the field seventeenth and eighteenth in the first division table of twenty-two. Manchester United have not won any of their last eight matches. Today Derby dominated the first half and scored the first two goals. The half-time score was Derby 2, Manchester 0.
In the second half, Manchester United attacked the Derby goal from the kick-off and had chalked up three goals in ten minutes. Derby equalised and took the lead again. But Manchester United came back to score a fourth goal a quarter of an hour from the end.
SYNOPSIS: Manchester United, in dark shirts, on the attack at the Derby Country home ground on Saturday. Both teams are well down in the League tables but put on a sparkling performance despite the frozen, snow-covered ground....
Derby County quickly scored and then came back on the attack. Wignall was there to find the net.
Two nil to Derby and the home crowd are jubilant at half-time... Derby's quickly back on the attack as soon as play resumes.
Manchester score to make it 2-1 to Derby. Then Bobby Charlton takes a corner kick for Manchester. George Best makes no mistake....
Manchester follow up the equaliser wit another goal to put them one head at three-two. However, Derby get a corner and Hector takes the opportunity to bring the score level at three-all.
In a see-saw battle Derby score again in the 67th minute. Manchester desperately put on the pressure in the final minutes....
Charlton takes the corner and Brian Kidd makes it a thrilling 4 all in the 74th minute.