League Cup Semi – Finals – First Leg

Wednesday 19 November 1969

League Cup Semi – Finals

First Legs

Bradford  City     1

Leeds United     3

 

Everton                1

Manchester Utd   2

 

Everton v Man Utd

Everton v Man Utd

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Leeds displayed their awesome power against a Bradford side that could not keep up with Leeds’ physical strength and creative thinking.

Leeds scored half way through the first half and many presumed that Bradford would fold. However they battled and created a few chances. With seconds to go in the first half, and the referee drawing the whistle to his mouth, Bradford equalised from a corner.

That might’ve given Bradford some hope, but Leeds came out and attacked Bradford like a tsunami and it only took a couple of minutes into the second half to retake the lead. With 20 minutes to go Leeds scored their third to secure the first leg win and most probably have booked their ticket to the final.

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With a 2-1 lead, Leeds are looking for another against Bradford.

With a 2-1 lead, Leeds are looking for another against Bradford.

 

Giles receives it from Bremner.

Giles receives it from Bremner.

 

Giles lays it off to Jones and heads forward.

Giles lays it off to Jones and heads forward.

 

Giles receives it back and targets the Bradford goal.

Giles receives it back and targets the Bradford goal.

 

Giles makes it 3-1 to Leeds.

Giles makes it 3-1 to Leeds.

 

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Meanwhile Manchester United snatched a deserved 2-1 win at Goodison Park, with George Best once again providing the magic and sheer bravado.

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George Best, with 15 minutes to go, receives the ball. What will he do/

George Best, with 15 minutes to go, receives the ball. What will he do?

 

Best decides to do it all himself.

Best decides to do it all himself.

 

Best is blocked by two sturdy Everton defenders.

Best is blocked by two sturdy Everton defenders.

 

Best slips past without trouble.

Best slips past without trouble.

 

Best steaming towards goal, faces another line of defenders.

Best steaming towards goal, faces another line of defenders.

 

Best the gazelle passes the Everton statues.

Best the gazelle passes the Everton statues.

 

Best, one on one...

Best, one on one…

 

Best twists and flicks the ball with the outside of his foot. 2-1 to United.

Best twists and flicks the ball with the outside of his foot. 2-1 to United.

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