On this day: 24 April
- 24 April 2013 08:15
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Memorable moments that happened on this day in City’s history...
Saturday 24th April 1937
Just two points were needed from the final two games to ensure the Division One championship trophy came back to Maine Road for the first time.
With more than 55,000 crammed into the stadium, the celebrations had begun in earnest by half-time with Wilf Wild’s side 3-0 up thanks to goals from Eric Brook, Fred Tilson and Peter Doherty.
Despite the Owls pulling a goal back after the break, Brook scored his second of the game to make it 4-1 to confirm the Blues as league champions – at last!
Wednesday 24th April 1946
An international match to raise funds for the Burnden Park disaster takes place at Maine Road sees 70,000 people turn out to watch England and Scotland draw 2-2.
Ironically in a game where English and Scottish players are in action, England’s goals –both of them – are scored by Welsh!