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12 December 1968

 

BULGARIA

International Friendly Wembley Stadium, London 1-1

6 November 1968

 

ROMANIA v. ENGLAND

International Friendly Stadionul 23 August, Bucharest 0-0

441 MOORE Bobby - England Newcastle v. WHU 02

1968-69 Football League : First Division

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League First Division

St James' Park

1 - 1 (Dear)

10 August 1968

Att: 37,307

Referee: R. Harper

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J. (Sissons)

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Brooking

68_08_10 Newcastle United v. WHU

STOKE CITY : Football League First Division

68_08_14 Stoke City v. WHU 68_08_17 WHU v. Nottingham Forest 68_08_19 WHU v. Everton 68_08_24 Coventry City v. WHU 68_08_26 WHU v. Burnley 68_08_31 WHU v. WBA 68_09_04 WHU v. Bolton Wanderers FLC2

BOLTON WANDERERS : Football League Cup (Second Round)

68_09_07 Manchester United v. WHU

Victoria Ground

2 - 0 (Peters, Sissons)

14 August 1968

Att: 22,256

Referee: L Callaghan

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Sissons

NOTTINGHAM FOREST : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Hurst)

17 August 1968

Att: 31,114

Referee: T. Lockett

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Sissons

68_09_14 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur 68_09_21 Chelsea v. WHU 68_09_25 WHU v. Coventry City

Upton Park

7 - 2 (Hurst 3, Peters, Brooking, Peters, Redknapp, Sissons)

4 September 1968

Att: 24,737

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

68_09_28 WHU v. Sheffield Wednesday 68_10_01 Coventry City v. WHU FLC3 68_10_05 WHU v. Southampton 68_10_08 Burnley v. WHU Lindsay

Debut programme signed by Jimmy Lindsay

68_10_12 Leeds United v. WHU 68_10_19 WHU v. Sunderland 68_10_26 Arsenal v. WHU 68_11_02 WHU v. QPR 68_11_09 Wolverhampton v. WHU

First into the New "Chicken Run"

68_11_16 WHU v. Leicester City 68_11_23 Ipswich Town v. WHU 68_11_30 WHU v. Manchester City 68_12_07 Liverpool v. WHU 68_12_14 WHU v. Leeds United 68_12_21 Sunderland v. WHU 68_12_26 Southampton v. WHU 68_12_28 WHU v. Arsenal

EVERTON : Football League First Division

COVENTRY CITY : Football League First Division

BURNLEY : Football League First Division

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : Football League First Division

MANCHESTER UNITED : Football League First Division

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League First Division

CHELSEA : Football League First Division

COVENTRY CITY : Football League Cup (Third Round)

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : Football League First Division

COVENTRY CITY : Football League Cup (Third Round Replay)

SOUTHAMPTON : Football League First Division

BURNLEY : Football League First Division

LEEDS UNITED : Football League First Division

SUNDERLAND : Football League First Division

ARSENAL : Football League First Division

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Football League First Division

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

LEICESTER CITY : Football League First Division

IPSWICH TOWN : Football League First Division

MANCHESTER CITY : Football League First Division

LIVERPOOL : Football League First Division

LEEDS UNITED : Football League First Division

SUNDERLAND : Football League First Division

SOUTHAMPTON : Football League First Division

ARSENAL : Football League First Division

68_10_26 Arsenal v. WHU

8 August 1968

JULIAN DICKS (1988-1993 & 1994-1999) Born this day Bristol, Avon

Clubs: Birmingham City, West Ham United, Liverpool, West Ham United, Canvey Island

 

Julian Dicks spent two spells with the Hammers in the 1980s and 1990s. He first arrived at the Boleyn Ground in 1988 from Birmingham City, and remained at the Boleyn Ground for five years, playing 158 league games as the Hammers won promotion back to the top flight. He was named captain at just 23 years of age, but joined Liverpool in 1993 in a swap deal that involved David Burrows and Mike Marsh heading in the opposite direction. However, Dicks was only at Anfield for a year and he soon rejoined West Ham, with his second spell lasting another five years and 103 league games. Dicks also notched 50 league goals for the Hammers, with his fierce left foot putting him on regular penalty and free kick duties. A 14-year professional career ultimately came to an end in 1999, with Dicks troubled by a knee injury, and after a brief spell playing for non-league Canvey Island, he managed Wivenhoe Town, Grays Athletic, Sealand and West Ham Ladies. On 29 June 2015 Dicks was appointed first-team coach under new West Ham United manager and former team-mate Slaven Bilic.

ROGER CROSS makes his Hammers debut against BURNLEY at Upton Park

KEITH MILLER makes his Hammers debut against IPSWICH TOWN at Portman Road

INTERNATIONAL NEWS : 8th June 1969

BOBBY MOORE wins his 71st ENGLAND cap, GEOFF HURST his 29th and MARTIN PETERS his 28th cap against URUGUAY an International Friendly in Montevideo 2-1

INTERNATIONAL NEWS : 12th June 1969

BOBBY MOORE wins his 72nd ENGLAND cap, GEOFF HURST his 30th and MARTIN PETERS his 29th cap against BRAZIL an International Friendly in Rio de Janeiro 1-2

1st July 1969 ON THIS DAY : KEVIN LOCK signs professional

 

21st July 1969 BORN THIS DAY : MARSH (1993-1994) Liverpool, Merseyside

Newcastle v. WHU 01

Injury-time equalizer or not, it’s a long time since we have seen West Ham make such a bubbling, confident start to a season as they did at St James’s Park. You do well ever to take anything from the Geordies’ premises: even better to win their applause as did these sharp-moving, artful Hammers. The first 45 minutes were almost entirely West Ham’s. Their four and sometimes five-man raids frequently made the Magpies look leaden in the steamy heat. It became commonplace to see Redknapp, Dear or Brooking with anything up to ten yards of freedom – and difficult to reconcile this beefy but unimaginative Newcastle defence with last year’s rarely pierced outfit. The tragedy was that Hammers could not add the killer touch when it came to the finish.

Newcastle switched Sinclair from left to right wing after the interval, and looked the better for it. But their goal after seven minutes must have surprised them. Wing-half Elliott, often up as an extra raider, got in to the line where he was lucky to get a second bounce off Peters’s hard tackle. With Ferguson at the near post, Elliott slipped the ball neatly inside where Bryan Robson scooped it home at short range. When only minutes remaining, a superb Redknapp, Bonds, Dear and Hurst move ended with the latter’s stabbed shot headed off the line by Craig, that seemed to be that for Hammers. Redknapp, unchallenged, whistled in a perfect low cross which Peters met. Fortunately, the England man’s luck changed. His horribly miscued shot ballooned up to lob gently against the woodwork, utterly wrong-footed everyone except the eager Brian Dear, who forced the rebounding ball home, and happily accepted the umpteenth kick up the back from the giant McNamee as he did so. There was time for just over another ten seconds of play.

Brian Dear pushes the rebound into the Newcastle net

The sharpness of John Sissons earned the points for West Ham after they had been outplayed for most of the game. Sissons struck first in the 59th minute in a move with Martin Peters, which left the England man with plenty of time to slip the ball past Gordon Banks from fifteen yards. Then, five minutes from time, Sissons struck again. After a brilliant solo run he hammered a low drive into the corner of the net. This apart, West Ham were kept on the run. Only the brilliance of goalkeeper Bobby Ferguson kept Stoke out. Time and again strikers David Herd and Peter Dobing failed to score by only a fraction. Biggest disappointment for West Ham was Geoff Hurst, returning after his back injury. Throughout he was slower than any other forward on the field.

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Dear (Brooking)

Hurst

Sissons

Upton Park

1 - 4 (Peters)

19 August  1968

Att: 34,895

Referee: I. Jones

Manager : Ron Greenwood

Upton Park

28 December 1968

CONTINUE 2

Upton Park

4 - 0 (Peters 3, Redknapp)

31 August 1968

Att: 29,908

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

Old Trafford

1 - 1 (Hurst)

7 September 1968

Att: 63,274

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Hurst, Peters)

14 September 1968

Att: 35,802

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

Stamford Bridge

1 - 1 (Peters)

21 September 1968

Att: 58,062

Ferguson

Bonds

Howe

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

Upton Park

0 - 0

25 September 1968

Att: 27,598

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Hurst)

28 September 1968

Att: 31,182

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

Highfield Road

2 - 3 (Hurst, Peters)

1 October 1968

Att: 25,988

Ferguson

Howe

Charles J.

Peters

Cushley

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Dear

Upton Park

0 - 0

5 October 1968

Att: 29,558

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

Elland Road

0 - 2

12 October 1968

Att: 40,686

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

Upton Park

8 - 0 (Hurst 6, Moore, Brooking)

19 October 1968

Att: 24,903

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

Highbury

0 - 0

26 October 1968

Att: 59,533

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons (Hartley)

Upton Park

4 - 3 (Hurst, Moore, Peters, Redknapp)

2 November 1968

Att: 36,008

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Hartley

Molineux

0 - 2

9 November 1968

Att: 29,740

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Hartley

Upton Park

4 - 0 (Dear 2, Peters, [og] )

16 November 1968

Att: 26,328

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Cushley

Stephenson

Moore

Peters

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Sissons

Portman Road

2 - 2 (Hurst 2)

23 November 1968

Att: 28,996

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Cushley

Stephenson

Moore

Peters

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Sissons (Miller)

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Hurst, Peters)

30 November 1968

Att: 33,082

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Cushley

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Peters

Anfield

0 - 2

7 December 1968

Att: 48,632

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Cushley

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Peters

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Peters)

14 December 1968

Att: 27,418

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Cushley

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Peters

Roker Park

1 - 2 (Hurst)

21 December 1968

Att: 23,094

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Cushley

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Hurst

Lindsay

Peters

The Dell

2 - 2 (Hurst 2)

26 December 1968

Att: 27,465

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Cushley

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Hurst

Lindsay

Peters

SECOND-HALF

Ron Greenwood's West Ham United maintained their unbeaten start to the 1968/69 Division One campaign, with this 1-0 victory at home to Nottingham Forest. Unusually, the Hammers had begun with successive away days, firstly holding Newcastle United to a 1-1 draw, before claiming a 2-0 victory against Stoke City in the Potteries. The visit of Forest, therefore, marked their first contest of the season at the Boleyn Ground, with Geoff Hurst's solitary strike ensuring the spoils remained in east London. It proved the first of some 25 league goals for the No10 that season. A second successive win propelled Greenwood's men into second in the top flight, for the time being at least, prior to a sobering 4-1 home reverse at the hands of Everton next time out.

Bulgaria 1968

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

 

Highfield Road

2 - 1 (Brooking, Peters)

24 August  1968

Att: 33,575

Referee:

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons (Cross)

 

Upton Park

5 - 0 (Brooking 2, Hurst 2, Peters)

26 August  1968

Att: 28,340

Referee: Edward Wallace

West Ham United wrapped up a third successive league win with an emphatic victory over West Bromwich Albion. Having put five past Burnley just five days earlier at the Boleyn Ground, the Hammers again romped home, with midfielder Martin Peters taking home the match ball. Peters plundered the only hat-trick of his illustrious West Ham career and extended an exceptional goal-scoring streak, with some six goals in his last four outings. Fellow midfielder Harry Redknapp was also on target, as Ron Greenwood's side, now third in the standings, made it five league wins out of seven in the new campaign.

West Ham's fine form in front of goal continued, when Second Division Bolton Wanderers came a cropper at the Boleyn Ground in the League Cup. This time it was Geoff Hurst who did the damage, netting three times in a thumping 7-2 success.

11 September 1968

SLAVEN BILIC (1996-1997) Born this day Spilt, Croatia

 

Signed from German club Karlsruhe for £1.65m in January 1996. Invoked a clause in his contract that enabled him to leave the Bundesliga following Hammers' bid for him. Super Slav quickly became an Upton Park favourite with some emotional defensive displays. Made his Hammers bow against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane 12th February 1996. His form for the Hammers saw him selected for the Croatian national team for the Euro 96 held in England.But clauses and the Croatian went hand in hand throughout a West Ham career punctuated with speculation over his future and extended contracts. Effectively agreed to join Everton midway through the 1996-97 season but pledged to stay and fight relegation...and collect a substantial end-of-season loyalty bonus! Slaven made the move to Goodison Park for £4.5m July 1997 declaring that by joining a bigger club he could win trophies. Injuries and relegation dog-fights have merely added to his Mersey misery. Linked with a return to Upton Park but the deal fell through on medical grounds. He later played for Hajduk Split before embarking on a managerial career as Croatian National coach. Later managed FC Locomotiv Moscow and Turkish side Basiktas. Bilić was appointed manager of West Ham United on 9 June 2015 on a three-year contract

Turf Moor

1 - 3 (Brooking

8 October 1968

Att: 13,799

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking (Lindsay)

Hurst

Sissons

 

JIMMY LINDSAY makes his Hammers debut against BURNLEY at Turf Moor

Two up on the hour, thanks to goals in a three-minute burst by Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst, and Hammers all set to strengthen their chase for honours. A minute later Alan Gilzean put Spurs back in the game and then - only five minutes from time - (almost inevitably) Jimmy Greaves got the equaliser.

There were no additions to the squad but Peter Brabrook left for Leyton Orient and Jack Burkett was transferred to Charlton Athletic. An excellent beginning to the campaign saw only one defeat in the opening 12 games. Martin Peters had scored nine goals in these games, including a hat-trick in the 5–0 home win against Burnley. Another hat-trick was recorded to Geoff Hurst as the Hammers crushed Bolton Wanderers 7–2 at home in the League Cup. In the following round West Ham struggled as after a goalless draw Coventry City won the replay 3–2. October brought West Ham’s biggest win for years as Sunderland were thrashed 8–0 at the Boleyn Ground, where in-form Geoff Hurst scored six goals. The home London derby with Queens Park Rangers saw Harry Redknapp volley the winning goal in a thrilling 4–3 victory.

The new East Stand was opened for the visit of Bristol City in the FA Cup, and Peters scored twice in the 3–2 victory. After a 2–0 win at Huddersfield in the next round the Hammers travelled to Third Division Mansfield Town. In a horror showing West Ham were dumped out of the Cup after losing 3–0. The league form was better as the team moved into sixth place after beating Coventry City 5–2 at home and being unbeaten for seven games. In a disappointing end to the season, however, there were no victories in the last nine games, with only four goals being scored, and a final placing of eighth.

DICKS Julian 68_08_26 SISSONS Insert

Programme Insert : Frank Lampard

Programme Insert : Trevor Brooking

Programme Insert : John Sissons

Programme Insert : Team Group

No Programme Insert Issued

BILIC Slaven

Programme Insert : Harry Redknapp

68_08_31 TEAM GROUP WBA insert 68_08_19 BROOKING Everton Insert 68_08_17 LAMPARD Nottingham Forest Insert 68_09_14 Tottenham REDKNAPP Insert

No Programme Insert Issued

68_09_28 MOORE Sheffield Wednesday insert

Programme Insert : Bobby Moore

68_10_05 HURST Southampton insert

Programme Insert : Geoff Hurst

68_10_19 PETERS Insert

Programme Insert : Martin Peters

16 October 1968

 

EAST STAND SEATING

 

We shall be opening the seating accommodation in our new East Stand on Saturday 28th December, when we are at home to Arsenal. There will be approximately 3,500 seats available at IS/- each, and these will be disposed of by admission through the turnstiles ; there will be no pre-match bookings, all being issued on the " first come, first served" basis. We must emphasise that some of the facilities may still be of a TEMPORARY nature. However, we felt that owing to the considerable interest in the visit of Arsenal, that it would be only fair to open this accommodation as soon as practicable.

SEASON TICKETS for NEXT SEASON are provisionally fixed at £16 each; there will also be a proportion at £14 each, these being on the wings of the stand and not carrying the privilege of reserved tickets for Cup-ties.

25 October 1968

 

ROGER CROSS signs on loan to ORIENT for two months

25 October 1968

 

DAVID BURROWS (1993) Born this day Dudley, West Midlands

 

After finding himself out of favour with Liverpool boss Graeme Souness, Burrows was given less than 24 hours to agree upon the swap deal that brought him and Mike Marsh to Upton Park, as Julian Dicks headed to Merseyside. "Bugsy" wasted no time in showing that he is a quality player in his own right. He proved he was as good as any left-back in the country. And with a better disciplinary record than his predecessor. Boasts a shot that was officially timed at 84 miles per hour on BBC TV's Record Breakers, and was never afraid to have a pop at goal, as he demonstrated with two sizzlers in his first nine games for the club. Made his Hammers debut along with Mike Marsh and the other newcomer Lee Chapman in a 2-1 victory over high fliers Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on the 18th September 1993. Burrows bravely delayed a much needed knee operation, until he finally succumbed to the inevitable surgery in January 1994, missing half a dozen matches. Towards the end of his first campaign with West Ham, the injury began to flare up again and reluctantly sat out a handful of games. A forceful competitor with excellent passing and crossing abilities, this former Anfield favourite was one of Billy Bonds' most prized assets. Hammers lack of fire-power up front the following season, was instrumental in new Hammers boss Harry Redknapp exchanging him for former Upton Park hero

Tony Cottee from Everton. Burrows later joined Ron Atkinson’s Coventry City side in March 1995 and later moved to Midland rivals Birmingham City in June 2000. In March 2002 Sheffield Wednesday signed him on a free transfer.

Geoff Hurst ran riot against The Black Cats netting an incredible double hat-trick as the Hammers recorded a huge win on this day in 1968. Hurst stole the show with six goals of his own but Trevor Brooking and Bobby Moore also managed to get their names on the score sheet. The striker's haul helped to take him to an impressive 31 goals by the end of the season as he helped fire West Ham to an eighth place finish whilst Sunderland were well below them finishing 17th.

BURROWS David CROSS Roger

Queens Park Rangers were the visiors to the Boleyn Ground and it was the Hammers who were able to celebrate taking both points from the London derby as they followed up an 8-0 victory over Sunderland in their previous home fixture.

All three of West Ham's World Cup winning heroes - Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters - were on target, while Harry Redknapp rounded off the list of home scorers. Queens Park Rangers notched three goals of their own, but it was to no avail as the Hammers emerged triumphant.

2 November 1968

 

Welcome to the new "Chicken Run"

 

The opening of the lower portion of our new East Stand today marks the beginning of another stage in the development of the Boleyn Ground. It holds around 4,000 standing spectators—the same capacity as the old " Chicken Run " which it replaces—and the seating portion above will take a further 3,500; we hope to have the latter available around the turn of the year.

Those who occupy the new East Terrace will certainly notice an improvement on the old one, as there are no stanchions to obstruct the view from any part, and it is certainly equal to any comparable standing accommodation elsewhere.

68_11_02 HOWES QPR insert

Programme Insert : Bobby Howes

East Stand Terrace open 2 Nov 68 426 ROMANIA 451 HURST Geoff - England 462 PETERS Martin - England 68_11_16 BONDS Leicester City insert

Programme Insert : Billy Bonds

3 November 1968

 

CLYDE BEST first Hammer to represent BERMUDA

United States of America World Cup Qualifier CONCACAF Kansas City, USA 2-6

498 BEST Clyde - Bermuda

64 caps

22 caps

22 caps

11 November 1968

 

CLYDE BEST 2nd BERMUDA cap

United States of America World Cup Qualifier CONCACAF group 4 Hamilton, Bermuda 0-2

498 BEST Clyde - Bermuda

29 November 1968

ANDY MELVILLE (2004-2005) Born this day Swansea, Wales

 

An experienced player with well over 650 League appearance and more than 50 goals to his name. Joined his hometown Swansea City from school making his first five League appearances towards the end of the 1985-86 season from then on he was a regular in the Swan’s eleven. In July 1990 Oxford United paid £275,000 for his services and after three full seasons in which he missed only three League games he was transferred to Sunderland in August 1993. in his third season at Roker Park he won a First Division championship medal. Capped by Wales at Under-21 and full International level he acquitted himself well in the Premiership before a badly broken nose kept him out for the last seven games of his first Premiership campaign. Andy played six games on loan with Bradford City the following season and in the summer of 1999 joined Fulham immediately establishing himself as a regular. Powerful in the air and a defender who always looks to use the ball intelligently he joined the Hammers initially on a one month loan, making his West Ham debut against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane 17th January 2004 in a game which finished 3-3. In the twilight of his career, Andy made a further 21 appearances before joining Nottingham Forest on loan and then retired from playing. Joined Oxford United as a first-team coach on a short-term contract in July 2009.

MELVILLE Andy 68_11_30 STEPHENSON Manchester City insert

Programme Insert : Alan Stephenson

441 MOORE Bobby - England 451 HURST Geoff - England 462 PETERS Martin - England

65 caps

23 caps

23 caps

68_12_14 FERGUSON Leeds United insert

Programme Insert : Bobby Ferguson

MATCH POSTPONED

Icy Weather : rearranged for 21 April 1969

Programme Inserts courtesy of John Northcutt

A 2-1 home win over Manchester City put the Hammers in fifth place in the First Division table at the half-way mark with 26 points from 21 matches; we were then eight points in arrears of Liverpool, but ended 17 points behind them in eighth position. However, even that was not sufficient to earn the Reds the championship, as Leeds United eventually ousted them from top spot by a six-point margin. 33,082 fans saw us beat City. Geoff Hurst (3 mins.) and Martin Peters (16) giving us an advantage reduced only by Francis Lee's 78th-minute penalty. Lee hammered home the penalty after an unintentional handball by Billy Bonds who was booked by the referee for kicking the ball away in disgust at the decision.

CROSS Roger LINDSAY Jimmy