MANCHESTER UNITED V RANGERS CORONATION CUP QUARTER FINAL AT HAMPDEN PARK

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Title: MANCHESTER UNITED V RANGERS CORONATION CUP QUARTER FINAL AT HAMPDEN PARK

Reference number: 0905

Date: 1953, May 13

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.19 mins

Description: Short extract of football match. Manchester United vs Rangers, Coronation Cup quarter final played at Hampden Park, 13th May 1953.

Previously catalogued as (POSSIBLY RANGERS v HEARTS 1952?) but amended due to public appeal for information, August 2011. [Verified by Mark Wylie, Curator at Manchester United Club Museum at Old Trafford and Rangers FC historian Robert McElroy.]

Manchester United beat Rangers 2-1, in front of a crowd of 75,546. This was part of a tournament organised by the English and Scottish F.A.s and Leagues and run as a knock-out competition between four English and four Scottish teams. Manchester United were beaten in the Semi-Final by Celtic, who went on to win the final on 20th May 1953.

The line-ups on 13th May (kick-off 7pm) were:
Rangers: Niven; Young; Little; Dunlop; Woodburn; Pryde; Waddell; McMillan; Simpson; Prentice; Hubbard.
Manchester United: Crompton; Carey; Aston; Gibson; Chilton; Cockburn; Violett; Downie; Rowley; Pearson; Byrne.
Scorers: Rangers- McMillan; Manchester U- Pearson, Rowley.

For a scan of the match programme please see this link:- http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/uqMLIb4M0XaU8UnoD-3Vpg?feat=embedwebsite [last accessed 30/8/2011]

Shotlist: [No credits] Shots of football teams, referee and linesmen as they emerge from tunnel (0.12); General shots of the match in play [Manchester United vs Rangers, Coronation Cup quarter final played at Hampden Park, 13th May 1953] (2.19)

[Note:- Manchester No.3 challenging the Rangers winger early in the game footage could be Johnny Aston and the scorer of the first goal we see could be Stan Pearson. Jack Rowley the Manchester United centre-forward scored the second goal in this game.]

[Note: Players identified include Rangers captain and right back George Young; Johnny Hubbard; Willie Waddell (Outside-Right); Willie Woodburn (Centre-Half)
Manchester United No. 11, Roger Byrne.]