Manchester United 3 v 2 Stockport County, League Cup, 2nd Round, 30th August 1978, Season 1978-1979, Venue: Old Trafford
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Wednesday 30th August 1978

2nd Round
Old Trafford
Match 19 of 19 vs Stockport County


Sexton, Dave Summerbee, Mike
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Stockport County
HAN P W D L F A Diff Win%
H 10 8 2 0 24 9 +15 0.80
A 9 2 0 7 8 11 -3 0.22
Totals 19 10 2 7 32 20 +12 0.53
EVERY GAME VS Stockport County
Manchester United 3
Joe Jordan 10', Sammy McIlroy 88', Jimmy Greenhoff 90' (pen)
Stockport County 2
Alan Thompson (pen) 58', Terry Park 78'
MATCH (19)
The draw is switched to Old Trafford, such was the financial state of Edgely Park and the 4th division outfit. MUFC defender Gordon McQueen was sent off for tackling Stockport County's Derek Loadwick from behind. With minutes left and Utd 2-1 down referee Mr Peter Willis then penalises Stockport goalkeeper Mike Rogan for taking too many steps, the resulting indirect free kick was scored by Sammy McIlroy. To add insult to injury, Mr Willis then awards quite a ridiculous penalty to the home side with both sets of fans & both players as surprised as each other. Former Stockport County player Andy Thorpe suggests the Referee was "Under Pressure".

Roche, Paddy

Greenhoff, Brian

Albiston, Arthur

McIlroy, Sammy 88'

McQueen, Gordon

Buchan, Martin

Coppell, Steve

Greenhoff, Jimmy 90' (pen)

Jordan, Joe 10'

Macari, Lou

Grimes, Ashley
Newspaper Match Report

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