CITY 4 YORK CITY 1
League Cup 4th Round
5th December 1973
City Marsh(7, 58 & 88), Lee(48 pen)
Ref Dennis Turner
City MacRae, Pardoe, Donachie, Doyle, Booth, Towers, Summerbee, Bell, Marsh, Lee, Leman, – sub Law(unused)
York Crawford, Stone, Burrows, Lyons, Swallow, Topping, Pollard, Woodward, Seal, Jones, Peachey – sub Calvert(80)
FROM THE PRESS BOX
PETER GARDNER WRITING IN THE MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS 6TH DECEMBER 1973
Slimline Rodney Marsh delighted Ron Saunders with his first Manchester City hat-trick.
Without detracting from City’s conquering 4-1 League Cup win, the result must be put into perspective in that it was gained at the expense of a Third Division side.
York City battled valiantly in the first half of the fourth round replay before a disappointing 17,972 Maine Road crowd, but were swamped after the interval when the Blues got into their stride.
… Marsh was exceptional on a night when newcomer Saunders was showing his face to City fans for the first time.
… Marsh has certainly benefited from the extra training advised by Saunders. Now I would like to see the same effort and determination put in at West Ham on Saturday…