1948-49 Football League Division One (D1) Match 21 Portsmouth 2-2 Manchester United

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Era 1945-1970 : Magnificent to Mediocre
Season 1948-49
Date Sat Dec 11, 1948
Match Type First Team
Competition Football League Division One (D1)
Stage Match 21
Kick Off 2.30pm
Venue Fratton Park
Home Team Portsmouth
Away Team Manchester United
Attendance 29966
Referee H Pearce (Luton)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Portsmouth 2-2 Manchester United
Home Scorers Froggatt 60, Clarke 63
Away Scorers Mitten 44p, McGlen 87
Home Line Up Butler Rookes Ferrier Scoular Flewin Dickinson Harris Barlow Clarke Phillips Froggatt
Away Line Up Crompton Carey Aston Cockburn Chilton McGlen Delaney Morris Rowley Pearson Mitten
Match Summary Mitten gives United the lead when Flewin upends him, but Froggatt’s 20-yarder and Clarke’s finish after good work by Barlow seem to have turned the game. Butler is left groggy by Rowley’s piledriver and in the dying minutes McGlen nods home as United force a string of corners.