• Short Summary

    WEST BROMWICH ALBION, THE UNFASHIONABLE MIDLAND CLUB, UPSET THE FROM BOOK TODAY (SATURDAY) BY BEATING EVERTON 1-0 AFTER EXTRA-TIME IN THE FINAL OF THE ENGLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION CUT AT WEMBLEY STADIUM IN LONDON.

  • Description

    WEST BROMWICH ALBION, THE UNFASHIONABLE MIDLAND CLUB, UPSET THE FROM BOOK TODAY (SATURDAY) BY BEATING EVERTON 1-0 AFTER EXTRA-TIME IN THE FINAL OF THE ENGLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION CUT AT WEMBLEY STADIUM IN LONDON. THE ALBION'S WINNING GOAL CAME AFTER THREE MINUTES OF EXTRA TIME WHEN CENTRE-FORWARD JEFF ASTLE MAINTAINED HIS RECORD OF SCORING IN EVERY ROUND OF THE KNOCKOUT COMPETITION BY FLASHING HOME A 25 YARD HALF VOLLEY PAST GOALKEEPER GORDON WEST.

    THE GOAL WAS RATHER AGAINST THE RUN OF PLAY. EVERTON HAD BEEN DOING MOST OF THE ATTACKING AND HAD CREATED ENOUGH CHANCES TO WIN THE MATCH, BUT THEY FAILED TO THRUST HOME THEIR ADVANTAGE IN THE PENALTY AREA. THE ALBION'S DEFENCE SHOWED GREAT RESILIENCE IN STANDING UP TO THE NON-STOP EVERTON AGGRESSION. THE FEW ALBION ATTACKS INVARIABLY HAD GOOD PENETRATION GIVING PLENTY OF WORK TO EVERTON CAPTAIN BRIAN LABONE.

    AS USUAL A CAPACITY CROWD OF 100,000 WERE ON HAND FOR THE MATCH, BUT THEY HAD LITTLE TO CHEER IN A DULL FIRST HALF. THE WEMBLEY TURF HAS A REPUTATION OF BEING HEAVY AND OVERNIGHT RAIN SLOWED THINGS DOWN EVEN MORE. THE SURFACE WAS TREACHEROUS AND BALL CONTROL DIFFICULT.

    BUT HE GAME SPARKED INTO LIFE IN THE SECOND HALF AS EVERTON PILED ON THE PRESSURE. AFTER NO RESULT IN 90 MINUTES, AN EXTRA 30 MINUTES WERE STARTED. JUST THREE MINUTES LATER ASTLE CHANGED THE WHOLE COMPLEXION OF THE GAME AND SHOWED WHY HE WAS THE LEAGUE'S LEADING SCORER THIS SEASON. THERE SEEMED LITTLE DANGER AS HE TRIED A SPECULATIVE SHOT, BUT THE BALL REBOUNDED BACK ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT AND HIS 25 YARD HALF-VOLLEY SOARED INTO THE NET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEGGQ2R80R51U4VCZTRXDLSR61
    Media URN:
    VLVAEGGQ2R80R51U4VCZTRXDLSR61
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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