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On this day: 23 April

  • 23 April 2013 09:11
  • Posted by @dclayton_mcfc

Memorable moments that happened on this day in City’s history...

Saturday 23 April 1904


Watched by 61,374 people and played at The Crystal Palace in London, City take on Bolton Wanderers in the 1904 FA Cup final. The all Lancashire clash was expected to be a close affair, and so it proved. The single goal that decided the match came on 20 minutes when Billy Meredith took a pass from Livingstone and dribbled in to score.

There were claims Meredith may have been fractionally offside when the ball was played through to him but he didn't wait around to find out. The referee, however, was quite adamant that the goal should stand and City held on to bring the FA Cup back to Manchester for the first time.


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