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On this day: 4 October

  • 04 October 2013 09:17
  • Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc

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

Saturday 4th October 1890

City, then in the guise or Ardwick FC, cruise to a 12-0 FA Cup Qualifying Round One victory over Liverpool Stanley at Hyde Road – a record that still stands to this day. Only Weir hits a treble while Hodgetts, McWhinnie, Campbell and Rushton all hit two each with Whittle rounding off the scoring.

Sunday 4th October 1964

City and England legend Sam Cowan passes away after suffering a heart-attack while refereeing a charity football match for Sussex cricketer Jim Parks. The defender was an integral member of the City squad during the late 1920s and early 30s and experienced the full extent of mixed fortunes that football has to offer during his 11 year stint at the club including FA Cup Final wins, defeats, promotion, relegation and management. He was 63.

Saturday 4th October 1975

Goals from Asa Hartford, Rodney Marsh and Joe Royle give City a rare away win at Highbury. City go 3-0 up before the Gunners rally, pull two back and almost steal a late point.

Saturday 4th October 1977

Brian Kidd ran out in the No.4 jersey for the only time in his City career during a 4-2 defeat at Coventry City. The striker also wears the No. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 shirts during the early part of the campaign before resuming with his traditional No.9 from November onwards. The defeat knocks the Blues off the top spot for the first time that season.

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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