On This Day: 27 October
- 27 October 2013 10:05
- 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.
Wednesday 27th October 1965
City draw 0-0 with Norwich in a drab match at Maine Road, though it is a match of particular importance for Malcolm Allison after the attendance of 34,091 meant he had won his ten pound bet with United’s Paddy Crerand.
Crerand told him City would never gain an attendance over 30,000 as they were a ‘dying club’ – though this is typical of the Irishman’s dislike of the Blues.
City went on to play Everton in a game with an attendance of 63,034, a number greater than any domestic crowd Old Trafford achieved that season.
Tuesday 27th October 1987
With gates down and no money in the kitty for boss Mel Machin, the visit of top-flight Nottingham Forest for a place in the last 16 wasn’t greeted with that much enthusiasm by the 15,168 fans that bothered turning up on a chilly October evening.
However Machin’s side was beginning to click and when they hit top gear, they were a force to be reckoned with.
Forest skipper Stuart Pearce would not have been pleased with his side’s display as Imre Varadi scores twice and Paul Stewart adds a third to dump Brian Clough’s team out emphatically by a score of 3-0.
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