Manchester City v Manchester United FA Cup 4th Rd 1954/55

 
MAN UTD HOME FA CUP 1954 TO 55 prog
 CITY 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 0FA Cup 4th Round

29th January 1955

Attendance 74,723

Scorers Hayes(60), Revie(88)

Ref E Oxley

City Trautmann, Meadows, Little, Barnes, Ewing, Paul, Fagan, Hayes, Revie, Hart, ClarkeUnited Wood, Foulkes, Byrne, Gibson, Chilton, Edwards, Berry, Blanchflower, Taylor, Viollet, Rowley

hayes goal
 JOE HAYES OPENS THE SCORING FOR CITY
The fourth round draw saw The blues first out of the bag against arch rivals Manchester United. A Maine Road Derby in the FA Cup, a tie to fire the imagination and a massive crowd of 74,723 turned up to see it:ken barnes
“It was the kind of game you dream of playing in as a professional footballer: a cup derby against United in a stadium so packed you couldn’t hear yourself think. Bloody marvelous, we were on the up and up and they were supposed to be the best side in the country.
…It was unbelievable. Funnily enough the thing I remember most about the Cup game, was that their centre half, Allenby Chilton, got sent off. They get sent off for anything nowadays of course, but back then it was still a rarity. You usually had to have a corpse, or at least the chalk outline of where the corpse had been, to see a sending off.
I don’t remember the tackle being anything that you didn’t see week in and week out back then. In fact I was close by as it happened and I told the referee not to send him off.
Allenby Chilton was a fine player. He might have been coming towards the end of his career, but he wasn’t just a stopper, he could play a bit as well. We won 2-0, Joe and Don with the goals, it was a terrific day for us.
 Taken from THIS SIMPLE GAME THE FOOTBALLING LIFE OF KEN BARNES as told by Jimmy Wagg

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One thought on “Manchester City v Manchester United FA Cup 4th Rd 1954/55

  1. Yes – The tackle wasn’t particularly aggressive to warrant a sending off but the torrent of four-lettered abuse addressed toward the Referee when Allenby Chilton was told to “nark it” was! And the proof is in the letter of apology sent to my Father a couple of days later from Allenby!

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