Competition: First Division.
Referee: J.G. Williams (Wrexham)
Grayís younger brother Frank was called up for his first team debut, and he
celebrated it in style with a goal. It was a crushing defeat for
chased the Division One title throughout the 1972-73 season, and their 4-0
victory over Palace on the weekend of Easter extended the dream for
behind after five minutes and beaten by half-time, 3-0 down to goals from Billy
Bremner, Frank Gray and Peter Lorimer.
A crowd of more than 31,000 turned out to support United, and their followers
were rewarded with another crushing home success.
Allan Clarke completed the win over Palace with a goal in the seventy-seventh minute, and the impressive result was the ideal preparation for a daunting trip to Merseyside.
Frank Gray scored Unitedís third goal on debut. Billy Bremner, Peter Lorimer and Allan Clarke scored the other three.
John Jackson††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tony Taylor††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Bill Roffey††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Paddy Mulligan†††††††††††††††††††
Mel Blyth††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Martin Hinshelwood†††††††††††††††††††† †††††Derek Possee†††††††††††††††††††††††† Charlie Cooke†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††
Alan Whittle††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †Iain Phillip†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††Don Rogers ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
David Payne was a Substitute††††††††† †Peter Wall did not play††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††