Belfast Telegraph

Watch: The George Best Match - Man United legend's finest game in Northern Ireland shirt

October 21 marks the day George Best had arguably his finest game in a Northern Ireland shirt in a 1-0 win at Windsor Park.

Some 55,000 packed into Windsor to witness the European Championship qualifier which saw the Manchester United winger line up against Denis Law for what was to become 'The George Best Match'.

Although Dave Clements scored the decisive goal, Best's contribution in his 13th international appearance was thought to be the best ever by any player ever to have pulled on a Northern Ireland shirt.

Tommy Gemmill, tasked with the arduous task of marking Best said it was like trying to catch the wind.

"I tried to body check him. Trip him. Kick him. Nothing worked," he said after the game.

George played 37 times for the national squad, scoring nine goals.

After a long battle with alcoholism he died in 2005, aged 59.

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