Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion, 23 August 1971

Score3-1 to Manchester United
CompetitionLeague Division One
VenueVictoria Ground, Stoke on Trent
Attendance23,146
Played at Stoke City FC. Owing to crowd trouble at Old Trafford the previous season, the FA ordered Manchester United to play their first two home games in the 1971-72 season at neutral venues.

Goals:

George Best G
George Best G
Alan Gowling G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alex Stepney
Defender Steve James
Defender/Forward David Sadler
Defender/Midfielder Tommy O'Neil
Defender/Left back Tony Dunne
Midfielder John Aston
Midfielder Willie Morgan
Midfielder/Forward George Best
Midfielder/Forward Bobby Charlton
Midfielder/Forward Alan Gowling
Forward Brian Kidd

Starting lineup:

Substitutions:

Francis Burns for Bobby Charlton

Substitutions:

On the bench:

Defender/Midfielder Francis Burns

On the bench: