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Manchester United 1958 FA Cup Final Goalkeeper

Manchester United 1958 FA Cup Final GoalkeeperHarry Gregg was Manchester United’s Goalkeeper in the 1958FA Cup Final against the Bolton Wanderers. United captured the hearts of the nation by reaching the final in the aftermath of the Munich air crash. A year earlier, Busby’s Babes had tried in vain to become the first team of the century to achieve the League and FA Cup double and their return trip to Wembley saw the whole of Britain cheering United on. But Bolton proved too strong, as did their desire not to be overwhelmed by public opinion in the same manner which dictated their previous cup final appearance in 1953 when Blackpool scored twice in the last few minutes to secure the match.Boltons second goal socred in the 55th minute by Lofthouse, caused a lot of controversies as it left the United goalie bundled over the goal line and was later used as one of the high-profile incidents that led to the decision to make contact with an opposing goalkeeper not permitted, which is still used today. THE BADGE ON THIS SHIRT IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK ® OF MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL


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