Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Boxing Day Had the Cats Thumped

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Boxing Day Had the Cats Thumped

Article excerpt

A DOUBLE Christmas whammy when United slaughtered Sunderland on successive days is one of the treasured memories of Vic Keeble to go with his FA Cup winners medal attained a few months earlier.

The Mags took Sunderland apart 6-1 at Roker Park on Boxing Day of 1955 then came back to St James' Park the following day to top them again 3-1. "Sunderland had been flying high, fourth top only two points behind the leaders, but we savaged them" Keeble told me. "There were 55,723 inside the ground and we were four up in half an hour.

"I opened the scoring with a header from a Tommy Casey free-kick in two minutes then Wor Jackie and Bill Curry notched before I got my second, a header again, from a Milburn corner. The Roker Roar was no more.

"We ended up with six - Keeble 2, Milburn 2, Curry 2 - and would have had many more if Mitch hadn't aggravated an ankle injury just before half-time." Thus chastised Sunderland actually signed Burnley's centreforward Bill Holden for pounds 12,000 within a few hours of the final whistle and handed him his debut at SJP. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.