Here are 2 links for this momentous occasion, Hibernians 7 v Manchester United 3. Just click on them to view.

 

http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/spl/from-the-archive-hibs-beat-manchester-united-7-3-in-gordon-smith-s-testimonial-16-september-1952-1-2528684

Ian Cunningham a St. Patrick’s Branch member in Wales who was privileged to have attended this match writes…….

 I was there as a 9 year old – and to record Reilly’s goal as – ” ………….and Reilly headed home Smith’s cross” is just about the greatest injustice I can think of. Lawrie was about FOUR feet off the ground when he HORIZONTALLY met the ball perfectly – and the ball flew into the roof of the net – playing down the hill.  It was a fabulous header ( I can still see it in my mind’s eye – even after 60 years ) !!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterunitedman1/6340429674/

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