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26/09/2011 10:00, Report by Adam Marshall
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Reds' record win

"But this was no little team from Malta or Iceland. Belgium was a strong soccer nation and Anderlecht were its champions.

"I have just got to say that we ran up what has to be regarded in football circles as a cricket score because we played darned well! I was becoming accustomed to see the great team of those days playing well, but they excelled themselves that night.

"It was, in fact, the finest exhibition of teamwork I had ever seen from any side either at club or international level."

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Record rout

European Cup preliminary round 2nd leg
26.09.56, Maine Road
Attendance: 43,635

UNITED 10
(Viollet 4, Taylor 3, Whelan 2, Berry)

ANDERLECHT 0

Aggregate: 12-0.

United: Wood, Foulkes, Byrne, Colman, Jones, Edwards, Berry, Whelan, Taylor, Viollet (pictured), Pegg.

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