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On this day: 6 November

  • 06 November 2013 09:06
  • Posted by @dclayton_mcfc

Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.

Saturday 6 November 1920

Fire destroys the Main Stand at Hyde Road, City’s home prior to the move to Maine Road, just hours after a  Horace Barnes scores the only goal in a 1-0 win away to Huddersfield Town. Fortunately, nobody is killed but the club’s faithful dog Nell perishes in the flames.

The fact the fire probably began in the early hours following Bonfire Night meant police weren’t suspicious of arson, more likely a rogue spark from a nearby blaze or a casually discarded cigarette.

Saturday 6 November 1971

More than 63,000 witness a thrilling Manchester derby as City and United draw 3-3 derby draw at Maine Road. The 'Holy Trinity' of Bell, Summerbee and Lee are all on target for the Blues but United prove stubborn guests and leave with a point.

Do you remember this day or any of the events? We are building the social history of Manchester City and we want you tell us your side of the story. If you have a memory or a story of this day, submit it to #citystories

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