From wonderkid to world-beater: George Best's first five seasons in photographs

13. Digging into defence

10 Sep 1966: Another shot from that game at White Hart Lane, but this time United are on the defensive - and Best is there again, heading away from the edge of his six-yard box.

As well as highlighting Best's defensive dedication - not a trait often recalled - this picture gives a glorious view of White Hart Lane's West Stand, plus familiar faces Terry Venables (going up with Best), Paddy Crerand (behind those two), and Jimmy Greaves being marked by Nobby Stiles. 

Best set up the opening goal - a Denis Law header - but Spurs came roaring back late on to win through two goals in the last three minutes from Alan Gilzean and Jimmy Greaves.  


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