League Cup Final
Manchester United 3
Leeds United 1
Once in a while we, as mere mortals, are allowed to watch the actions of someone who is special. And yesterday is was the moment for George Best to shine. He has been the main instigator to Manchester United’s strong showing this season. In the League Cup final he was the instigator to United’s victory against a strong Leeds side. He dominated the first half and Leeds were only chasing his shadow. His delightful play with Charlton allowed Best to sweep past the Leeds defence and score the first for the game. His second in the 37th minute was even better. He glided through the Leeds defence as if he was invisible and really put the game to bed.
Leeds fought back in the second half and took the upper hand. But Manchester’s Stepney was on fine form and stopped Clarke and Jone’s attempts to get Leeds back in the game. They got one back but not enough to pin back Man Utd. In fact Kidd got a third one to make sure that the League Cup went back to Manchester. Well done George Best, who is a special talent.