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.
GV AND SV Deserted White City Station and sign "No Trains". (3 shots)
GV Trains in sidings.
MV AND SV Manchester United fans in streets near White City. (3 shots)
GV INT. Ground showing masses United supporters on terraces with crowds pushing. (3 shots)
GV Policeman escorting United fan down terrace.
GV Kick-off by QPR (right to left in striped shirts) and attack Manchester goal as crowd look on. (2 shots)
MV QPR First and only goal headed in by Webb as crowd look on. (2 shots)
GV SECOND HALF With QPR Thomas brought down in United's penalty area and penalty area and penalty awarded as crowd look on.(2 shots)
GV Bowles takes penalty and Stepney saves: ball is cleared as United fans cheer.(2 shots)
GV PAN Fans carried out on stretchers.
GV PAN Manchester attack and ball is cleared.
STV AND GTV Police taking disorderly fans away.(2 shots)
GV PAN United attack and ball just misses post.
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Background: 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.