• Short Summary

    Manchester United took a two-goal lead in their English First Division encounter with Tottenham Hotspur today (Saturday) -- then lost their advantage as Spurs staged a spirited second half comeback to snatch a 2-2 draw.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Spectators
    0.03

    2.
    GV Manchester United (playing from left to right) mount attack against Spurs (in white shirts)
    0.32

    3.
    GV From corner, Manchester United header cleared off goal-line by Knowles (Spurs 3) referee refuses to allow Manchester claims of goal (2 shots)
    0.46

    4.
    GV Manchester's Law (7) scores and congratulated (2 shots)
    1.00

    5.
    GV Second half. Attack by Mullery & Peters (Spurs 4 & 10) broken up and cleared by Best.
    1.10

    6.
    GV Spurs attack. Peters (No. 10) meets cross and heads goal & is congratulated.
    1.22

    7.
    GV Spurs attack broken up and cleared
    1.36

    8.
    GV Spurs centre from the left the Gilzean scores.
    1.52



    Initials AH/AH/BB/0029 AH/AH/BB/0135


    SPORT: SOCCER
    EDITORS: THIS FILM IS RESTRICTED TO USE IN SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMES ONLY.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Manchester United took a two-goal lead in their English First Division encounter with Tottenham Hotspur today (Saturday) -- then lost their advantage as Spurs staged a spirited second half comeback to snatch a 2-2 draw.

    Spurs, with the ground advantage and superior league form this season, put on all the early pressure.

    But it was United--still packed with talent but highly unpredictable--who first threatened to score. From a Bobby Charlton corner, Best flicked a header towards the Spurs goal. Goalkeeper Jennings could only parry the ball, and Knowles was forced to head off the line.

    Within two minutes, United had broken through again--and this time they scored. A through ball was headed on by Best, and Dennis Law raced on to it to score with an angled shot.

    That was in the 31st minute. Despite counter-attacks by Spurs, there was no further score before half-time.

    After the interval, Law and Best continued to tantalise the Spurs defence. And Best scored United's second goal--his 99th for the club--in the 57 minute.

    Spurs counter-attacked bravely. Within five minutes thy had pulled back one goal, when a Knowles cross was headed home by Peters.

    After another five minutes, Knowles again sent over a dangerous cross. This time Gilzean provided the beautifully judged header which gave Spurs a draw.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEI7SBBWZHNM5ZSBLK6P82BSA2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEI7SBBWZHNM5ZSBLK6P82BSA2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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