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Manchester United v Manchester City: Classic 1982-83 Video

It’s time to take any walk down memory lane. This time to 1982 for the Manchester derby. We have the first half of the match featured on The Big Match with Brian Moore and Jim Rosenthal. And what a derby it was.

The last two times these teams played each other before the 1982 derby was April, 1974 when Denis Law scored a back heel goal for Manchester City to relegate Manchester United to the then second division.

It’s no wonder then that the Manchester derby of 1982 was explosive on the field. The game ended 2-2.

Feel free to share your observations from the game in the comments section below. The big one for me is seeing Manchester City captain Paul Power on the pitch at Old Trafford. It was one summer right around there where I met Paul Power at a Butlins holiday camp in Pwllheli, Wales – and where I joined in with him at a clinic. His advice for me, when trying to run to take a fast corner, was “Slow down mate. You don’t need to waste all of your energy on that.”

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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3 Responses to Manchester United v Manchester City: Classic 1982-83 Video

  1. “The last two times these teams played each other before the 1982 derby was April, 1974 when Denis Law scored a back heel goal for Manchester City to relegate Manchester United to the then second division.”
    I thik you’ll find the 15 other meetings in between the 1974 and 1982 derbies… get your facts right lad

    • The Gaffer says:

      Sorry, I must have misheard Martin Tyler who mentioned something on the above video about the last time these teams playing was when Denis Law sent United down?

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  2. brn442 says:

    The timeless Mr Tyler.

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