On This Day: 16 October
- Tue 16 Oct 2012, 9:23AM
- Posted by Nicola McCarthy
Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.
Saturday 16th October 1943
England thrash Scotland 8-0 in the first international match to be played at Maine Road in a war-time international watched by a crowd of 60,000. Tommy Lawton scores four goals and Hagan grabs two with Carter and Stanley Matthews scoring the others.
Thursday 16th October 1980
Tony Book is only in charge for one game as City searched for a replacement after the departure of Malcolm Allison. Book’s return saw City lose 3-1 to West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.
Sunday 16th October 2005
Two Andy Cole goals gives City a hard-fought 2-1 win over West Ham United at Eastlands. Cole’s goals, scored in the 18th and 54th minutes, put the Blues fourth in the Premier League, level on points with Manchester United but ten behind leaders Chelsea as Stuart Pearce’s side continue to punch above their weight.
Wednesday 16th April 2008
City win the FA Youth Cup Final for only the second time in the club’s history. Following the 1-1 draw in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, the young Blues never looked like wasting their opportunity, coming from behind to claim a 3-1 victory over Chelsea. Goals from Ben Mee, Vladimir Weiss and David Ball secure the win and a 4-2 aggregate victory, watched by a crowd in excess of 20,000.