• Short Summary

    Some workers on London's bus and underground railway services refused to work on Saturday (13 September) because they anticipated trouble from Manchester United fans who were due to arrive in the capital for their team's match at White City with Queen's Park Rangers.

  • Description

    Some workers on London's bus and underground railway services refused to work on Saturday (13 September) because they anticipated trouble from Manchester United fans who were due to arrive in the capital for their team's match at White City with Queen's Park Rangers.

    United's supporters have an unenviable reputation for violence and rowdiness, and at the group police ordered some youths to remove their boots, but there were only a couple of minor disturbances during the match. Nevertheless London Transport but crews kept to their decision, made earlier, not to take their vehicles near the ground between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the evening.

    The Manchester United fans also had to return home disappointed, because their team lost its first league match of the season, going down 1-nil to Q.P.R. They are still, however, the leaders at the top of the English first division. With 11 points from seven matches, they lead only by have a superior goal average from West Ham.

    Queen's Park Rangers are third in the table with 10 points. It was a goal by Dave Webb in the second minute of the match that proved sufficient to give Q.P.R. victory, but it did not reflect their superiority over United. The league leaders, who were playing a young team in the absence of some injured key players, spent long periods desperately defending their goal.

    The Q.P.R. goal came when Stewart Houston kicked the ball out of play to stop Don Givens of Q.P.R. Gerry Francis took a short corner and Stan Bowles - who had earlier missed a penalty - redressed the balance by floating the ball to Ian Gillard, who hit the bar. Webb made no mistake with the rebound.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABUC9H64V9X4SDG5BAAJ9T7P7S
    Media URN:
    VLVABUC9H64V9X4SDG5BAAJ9T7P7S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment