Saturday, December 16, 1978

Manchester United FC

Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Football League, Division One


Old Trafford is an area of Stretford, in the Trafford borough of Greater Manchester, England. It is 2 miles southwest of Manchester city centre. The crossroads sites of two old tollgates roughly delineate the borders of the area; Brooks's Bar to the east and Trafford Bar to the west. Old Trafford was a crossing point over the River Irwell in ancient times. The name Old Trafford possibly derives from the time when there were two Trafford Halls, Old Trafford Hall and New Trafford Hall. The old hall was situated close to what is now the White City Retail Park, and was said to have been the home of the de Trafford family since 1017, until the family moved to the new hall in what is now Trafford Park, sometime between 1672 and 1720. The name of the area around Old Trafford Hall may subsequently have become shortened to Old Trafford. The old hall was demolished in 1939. Old Trafford expanded and became an urban area after the building of the Manchester Ship Canal in the 1890s, and the subsequent development of nearby Trafford Park Industrial Estate, in the early 20th century. Trafford Park provided employment for thousands of local residents. Employment was also provided on a smaller scale, notably by the railways, Duerr's Jams, Vimto, Arkady Soya Mill and Ludwig Oppenheimer Mosaics. Slum clearances during the 1960s and early 1970s saw some of the old Victorian housing stock demolished. However, after the perceived failure of the deck-access concrete crescents of Hulme, Old Trafford's residents preferred renovation to demolition. As a result, there are still many Victorian terraced streets in the area.

Old Trafford

Manchester United was formed in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR Football Club by the Carriage and Wagon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) depot at Newton Heath. The team initially played games against other departments and rail companies, but on 20 November 1880, they competed in their first recorded match; wearing the colours of the railway company – green and gold – they were defeated 6–0 by Bolton Wanderers' reserve team. By 1888, the club had become a founding member of The Combination, a regional football league. Following the league's dissolution after only one season, Newton Heath joined the newly formed Football Alliance, which ran for three seasons before being merged with the Football League. This resulted in the club starting the 1892–93 season in the First Division, by which time it had become independent of the rail company and dropped the "LYR" from its name. After two seasons, the club was relegated to the Second Division. In January 1902, with debts of £2,670, the club was served with a winding-up order. Captain Harry Stafford found four local businessmen, including John Henry Davies (who became club president), each willing to invest £500 in return for a direct interest in running the club and who subsequently changed the name; on 24 April 1902, Manchester United was officially born and in 1910 they moved to Old Trafford, where they have played ever since.

Stretford End

This Pieman travelled to Old Trafford by a Football Special train chartered by the Spurs Supporters Club. The service from London Euston took us to Warwick Road station (adjacent to Lancashire County Cricket Club). The walk to the ground took around 20 minutes. However, this was due to being in a police escort. Ten minutes would be a more realistic time. Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in a lively encounter.








Attendance: 52,026
Programme: 15p

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Subsequent visits to Old Trafford

14 March 1979 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - FA Cup, 6th Round Replay - Attendance: 54510
05 September 1979 - Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Cup, 2nd Round 2nd Leg - Attendance: 48292
09 January 1980 - Manchester United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (AET ) - FA Cup, 3rd Round Replay - Attendance: 53762
12 April 1980 - Manchester United 4 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 53151
17 February 1981 - Manchester United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 40642
30 March 1981 - Manchester United U18 1 Tottenham Hotspur U18 0 - FA Youth Cup, Semi-Final 2nd Leg - Attendance: tbc
31 August 1981 - Manchester United 0 Nottingham Forest 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 51496
28 October 1981 - Manchester United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Cup, 2nd Round 2nd Leg - Attendance: 55890
17 April 1982 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 50724
13 November 1982 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 47869
16 December 1983 - Manchester United 4 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 33616
20 October 1984 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 54516
16 November 1985 - Manchester United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 54575
07 December 1986 - Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - League Division One - Attendance: 35267
26 September 1987 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 47601
05 February 1989 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 41423
25 October 1989 - Manchester United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - League Cup, 3rd Round - Attendance: 45759
16 December 1989 - Manchester United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 36230
20 May 1991 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 46791
02 May 1992 - Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 44585
09 January 1993 - Manchester United 4 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 35648
16 October 1993 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 44655
15 March 1995 - Manchester United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 43802
24 March 1996 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 50508
29 September 1996 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 54943
05 January 1997 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - FA Cup, 3rd Round - Attendance: 52495
10 January 1998 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 55281
11 April 1999 - Newcastle United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (AET ) - FA Cup, Semi-Final - Attendance: 53609
16 May 1999 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 55189
06 May 2000 - Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 61629
02 December 2000 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 67583
08 April 2001 - Arsenal 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - FA Cup, Semi-Final - Attendance: 63050
06 March 2002 - Manchester United 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 67059
21 September 2002 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 67611
20 March 2004 - Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 67634
04 January 2005 - Manchester United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 67962
22 October 2005 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 67856
09 September 2006 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 75453
26 August 2007 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 75696
27 January 2008 - Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - FA Cup, 4th Round - Attendance: 75369
24 January 2009 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - FA Cup, 4th Round - Attendance: 75014
25 April 2009 - Manchester United 5 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 75458
01 December 2009 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Cup, 5th Round - Attendance: 57212
24 April 2010 - Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 75268
30 October 2010 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 75223
22 August 2011 - Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 75498
29 July 2012 - Brazil U23 3 Belarus U23 1 - Olympics - Attendance: tbc
29 July 2012 - Egypt U23 1 New Zealand U23 1 - Olympics - Attendance: tbc
29 September 2012 - Manchester United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 75566
01 January 2014 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 75265
15 March 2015 - Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 75112
08 August 2015 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 75261

12 December 2016 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 75271
28 October 2017 - Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 75034

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