Competition: First Division.
Everton: West; Wright, K. Newton; Kendall, Labone, Brown; Husband, Ball, Royle, Hurst, Morrisey.
Referee: Mr J. Finney
Everton manager Harry Catterick had proclaimed his faith in playing open attacking football and, as it had taken his team to the championship in the previous season, he did not propose to abandon such enterprising tactics. So it came as no surprise when Everton came out to make a game of it and both teams made it clear they were going for goals and would use all the skills and artistry of their talented players to do so.
It was Everton that struck first, after half an hour, and the goal came via
an indirect free-kick that
There was no change in the score until fifteen minutes into the second half when Keith Newton miscued a headed clearance straight to the feet of Billy Bremner and in one swift movement the little Scot had the ball under control to shoot past the helpless Gordon West. So once again it was level-pegging and the fight was on for the winner. Cooper flashed down the left wing on one of his many forays, but his final shot was inches wide. In reply Alan Ball rapped in a fierce shot but his own man, Jimmy Husband, got in the shotís goal-bound flight and it cannoned to safety.
With barely ten minutes remaining Peter Lorimer tried his luck, but his shot was miscued and off target but by good fortune the ball fell to Billy Bremner. Although he was quickly closed down by the Everton defenders, he managed to swivel and let fly with a shot that Gordon West could not stop. It was the end of the scoring, United had triumphed 3-2 and it was six points out of six and United were leaving their challengers in their wake.
Everton 1970-71 with Football League Trophy won in 1969-70:
Back Row: Joe Royle, Brian Labone, Gordon West, Andy Rankin, Sandy Brown, Terry Darracott.
Middle Row: Wilf Dixon (Trainer), Colin Harvey , Tommy Wright, Roger Kenyon, David Johnson ,
Howard Kendall, Keith Newton.
Front Row: John Hurst, Tommy Jackson, Johnny Morrisey, Harry Catterick (Manager),
Alan Ball, Alan Whittle, Jimmy Husband.
Back Row: Rod Belfitt, Norman Hunter, Gary Sprake, David Harvey, Joe Jordan, Terry Yorath.
Middle Row: John Faulkner, Chris Galvin, Mick Jones, Paul Madeley, Alan Clarke, Jack Charlton.
Front Row: Paul Reaney, Mick Bates, Peter Lorimer, Johnny Giles, Billy Bremner, Nigel Davey,
Johnny Giles and Billy Bremner
(2) scored for
Jimmy Husband and Sandy Brown scored for Everton