Competition: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Third Round, First Leg.
Referee: Keon Brouwer (
With his first kick of the ball, Paul Reaney started the move that brought Unitedís second goal. He went down the right flank, and crossed the ball low and hard. Poor Frantisek Chovanec, desperately trying to clear the danger could do no more than head the ball past his own keeper. Two minutes later, an accurate pass from Johnny Giles found Billy Bremner and his shot went into the corner of the net for the third goal. The fourth goal came from a Madeley-Lorimer-Bremner-Gray move in the Czech penalty area, and it left keeper Antonin Kramerius hopelessly caught out, when Eddie Gray side-footed the ball past him. Eddie Gray also got the fifth, when Peter Lorimer sent the ball across and Gray rose to nod it past Antonin Kramerius.
All Gary Sprake had to do in the first half was catch a close-range
effort from Bohumil Vasely
and parry a hard drive from Vaclav Vrana. For the
rest of the time the Leeds keeper had been virtually a spectator but his
opposite number, as well as fishing the ball out of the net five times, had
made tremendous saves from shots from Peter Lorimer
and Johnny Giles, and soon after the restart he did well to stop scoring
headers from Allan Clarke and Jack Charlton, who also hit an upright with one
effort. In addition, Peter Lorimer hit the angle of
the post and bar, and Billy Bremner did get the ball
over the line, only to have it disallowed for offside. By then Jack Charlton
had already made it six for United in the fifty-fourth minute, when Peter Lorimer sent over a deep far post centre and Big Jack duly
dived to head it in at the far post.
Allan Clarke scores Unitedís
first goal at
Jack Charlton dives to head Unitedís sixth goal
Allan Clarke scored Unitedís first goal, Paul Reaneyís cross was deflected by Chovanec for the second, Billy Bremner scored the third. †† † Eddie Gray scored the fourth and fifth goals
and Jack Charlton scored the sixth.
Allan Clarke scored Unitedís first goal, Paul Reaneyís cross was deflected by Chovanec for the second, Billy Bremner scored the third.
Eddie Gray scored the fourth and fifth goals and Jack Charlton scored the sixth.