Manchester City v Leicester 1986/87

leicester home 1986 to 87 prog

 CITY 1 LEICESTER CITY 2

League Division 1

4th October 1986

Attendance 18,033

Scorers
City
Hopkins
Leicester ???

Ref D Hutchinson

City Suckling, May, Wilson, Redmond, McCarthy, White, Hopkins, McNab, Christie, Moulden, Simpson – unused sub I Brightwell

BELOW DAVID WHITE RECOUNTS HIS FULL HOME DEBUT

shades of blue David White
Hearing the ref blow his whistle at Maine Road to signal kick off, thus marking the fulfilment of my dream, was a moment I’ll never forget, the first half saw Manchester City attacking the Platt Lane end, which meant I was playing directly in front of dad and Steve, who were ensconced in their usual seats in the Main Stand. And all things considered, I think I did pretty well, I felt sharp and confident, giving the runaround to my marker, Leicester City full back Mark Venus, who, if I say so myself, seemed a bit taken aback by my pace.
When we re-emerged after the interval I jogged over to assume my position in front of the Kippax Stand and was given a rousing reception by the Blues’ faithful. I thought my chest was going to burst, so proud did I feel.Sadly though, my teammates and I were unable to reward our fans with a win that day, having been shifted inside to accomodate yours truly, Robert Hopkins had bagged our solitary goal, only for us to succumb 2-1. Naturally I was disappointed with the result but, from my own perspective, my big debut couldn’t have gone any better. I celebrated in Blackpool, where dad’s firm were staging their annual work do.
from SHADES OF BLUE by David White with Joanne Lake

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