Allan Clarke played for Leicester in the 1969 FA Cup final, moving a few weeks after to Leeds for a record fee of £165.000. He was signed from Fulham just a year before for another record fee, £150.000. Clarke was voted man of the match at Wembley despite ending up with a losers medal in the end.
His last game though did not occur before the 17th of May in a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United. A strange day really with a close margin to staying up and just shortly after losing to the neighbour Manchester City.
Allan Clarke did not score on any of the occasions. Leicester fielded the following team; Shilton, Rodrigues, Nish, Woollett, Cross, Manley, Lochhead, Clarke, Fern, Glover, Gibson, Sub, Matthews. Man Utd on the day, Rimmer, Brennan, Foulkes, Burns, Crerand, Morgan, Stiles, Best, Charlton, Kidd, Law.
Goals from Fern and Nish were not enough as Best, Charlton and Law all did get the ball in the net behind Shilton. A grand list of football names as we look in the mirror.
Allan Clarke did not play against Leicester before March 1972 coming back to Filbert Street. The game ended 0-0. As far as we could count in our league walk through, Allan Clarke only managed to score one single goal against Leicester during his Leeds career coming up against Leicester on many different occasions. The goals was scored at Elland Road in 3-1 win for Leeds on the 16th of September 1972.
Allan Clarke did play Manchester United again several times and scored his first goal at Old Trafford for Leeds in a 1-1 draw on the 23rd of December 1972. Clarke scored 12 goals in 36 league games for Leicester during one season. His tally elsewhere was the following, Walsall (72/41), Fulham (86/45), Leeds (273/110), Barnsley (47/15). A grand goalscorer not a single goal against Leicester at Filbert Street.
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