• Short Summary

    League leaders Manchester United gave warning that they could capture the big double in 1976 -- the Football Association Cup and the Football League -- when they progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a thrilling 3-1 victory over Peterborough at Old Trafford, Manchester, on Saturday (24 January).

  • Description

    League leaders Manchester United gave warning that they could capture the big double in 1976 -- the Football Association Cup and the Football League -- when they progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a thrilling 3-1 victory over Peterborough at Old Trafford, Manchester, on Saturday (24 January).

    Manchester United's young players were at their usual attacking best and had put away two goals within the first fifteen minutes.

    The atmosphere of Old Trafford, with its 50,000 screaming United fans, seemed to overawe Peterborough, a mediocre third division league club.

    Full back Alex Forsyth and striker Sammy McIlroy scored United's early goals and the home side were unlucky not to net two more before the half-time break.

    Peterborough also has their share of bad luck, but once they overcame their early nerves the underdogs hit back to score an excellent goal through forward John Cozen.

    An exciting second half saw play see-saw from one end of the field to the other before Manchester's winger Gordon Hill sealed the issue when he collected a rebound just outside the Peterborough penalty area and drove the half-volley into the roof of the net.

    With Cup holders West Ham, and early favourites Leads and Liverpool already eliminated from the Cup, Manchester United share favouritism with the current league champions Derby County.

    SYNOPSIS: League leaders Manchester United progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday when they won their fourth round tie with Peterborough 3-1. The BBC's Barry Davies tells the story.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAENHX5M9KCY0RL60FU7B0EOSWV
    Media URN:
    VLVAENHX5M9KCY0RL60FU7B0EOSWV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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