Competition: First Division.
Referee: Mr K.
Liverpool were the reigning champions and were a real test
for the ‘young pretenders’ and so it was the battle of the champions from the
First and Second Division from the previous year. It turned out to be a great
game with the
It was very much a team performance from United with plenty of effort and some neat and creative football. Leeds went ahead after a quarter of an hour through an own goal from Ron Yeats as an Albert Johanesson shot was diverted past Tommy “Tub” Lawrence off Yeats’ shoulder.
Although Roger Hunt levelled the score, United raced to a 4-1 lead with goals from Don Weston, Billy Bremner and Johnny Giles. The crowd could hardly believe it and up went the chant of “We want five”, more in hope than expectation, as after all, this was the reigning champions who were on the end of the lop-sided score-line.
United couldn’t oblige, and while
With Second Division Championship Trophy and West Riding Cup won in 1963-64.
Back Row: Willie Bell, Paul Reaney, Freddie Goodwin, Gary Sprake, Brian Williamson,
Norman Hunter, Ian Lawson.
Front Row: Johnny Giles, Billy Bremner, Jim Storrie, Bobby Collins, Don Weston,
Jimmy Greenhoff, Jack Charlton.
Inset: Albert Johanneson, Alan Peacock.
Back Row: Gordon Milne, Gerry Byrne, Tommy Lawrence, Ron Moran, Willie Stevenson,
Bob Paisley (Assistant Manager).
Front Row: Reuben Bennett (Trainer), Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, Ian St John,
T.V Williams (Chairman), Ron Yeats, Alf Arrowmith, Peter Thompson, Bill Shankly (Manager).
United’s scorers: Don Weston Billy Bremner Johnny Giles and Ron Yeats (o.g.)
Liverpool’s scorers: Roger Hunt and Gordon Milne Liverpool’s star wingers: Peter Thompson and Ian Callaghan