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Reading FC v Manchester United FC, Reading

Photograph from Reading Chronicle Collection - January 1955

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Munich Air Disaster victim Duncan Edwards is seen watching the ball go out of play, the goalkeeper is Ray Wood .The Reading player is possibly Johnny Brooks.

Reading FC played Manchester United FC at Elm Park in Reading on the 8 January 1955 for the F.A. Cup. The result was 1-1. The match was replayed due to the draw result. It was only the fifth season that Third Division Club, Reading FC had come face to face with First Division Club, Manchester United (the other years were 1911-1912, 1926-1927, 1935-1936 and 1936-1937) and they had only ever won once before. The replay took place on the 12 January 1955 at Old Trafford in Manchester. Reading FC were defeated 4-1 against Manchester United FC.

This photograph was taken for the Berkshire Chronicle but was not published.

Museum object number REDMG : 1980.36.C14.1

See related topic: Reading Chronicle