Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers 1950/51


League Division 2

4th April 1951

attendance 21,474

City Hart(2), Westcott(2), Clarke
QPR Smith, Hatton

City  Trautmann, Phillips, Westwood, Paul, Rigby, McCourt, Meadows, Hart, Westcott, Smith, ClarkeQPR Saphin, Poppitt, Ingham, Parkinson, Woodwards, Farrow, Waugh, Smith, Addinall, Hatton, Shepherd

This was the first ever Maine Road meeting between the two teams, the original game had been postponed in January due to bad weather.
QPR went into an early lead through Smith, but City drew level 16 minutes later through a low shot from Johnny Hart, and just a minute later the Blues were 2-1 up thanks to a great solo goal from Roy Clarke.
Thed Londoners were then down to 10 men for the rest of the first half with Albert Addinall having to leave the field with a leg injury.
City took advantage of the extra man and went 3-1 up before the break with a second goal for Johnny Hart.
No sooner had the second half started and City were 4-1 up thanks to a goal from Westcott.
Rangers grabbed a goal back before the hour through  a goal from Hatton, however Westcott grabbed a second goal for City and the game ended 5-2.

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