08th May – Today In Our Footballing History

08/05/1973 Fulham Cyprus 3-0 Sammy Morgan, Trevor Anderson (2)

Iam McFaul, Liam O’Kane, Tommy Jackson, Allan Hunter (Roy Coyle), Terry Neill, Dave Craig, Bryan Hamilton (Bertie Lutton), Dave Clements, Sammy Morgan, Martin O’Neill, Trevor Anderson

The match was moved from Windsor Park to Craven Cottage, Fulham due to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Manchester United winger Trevor Anderson made a sensational international debut by netting two goals. Sammy Morgan gave the Irish an early lead on 4 mins, Anderson scored his first on 33 and added another just before HT.

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* Trivia –

Pat Jennings was awarded the Footballer of the Year trophy less than a week earlier. One match stood out among the rest that season when at Anfield Pat saved two penalties, one from Kevin Keegan and another from Tommy Smith.

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