Manchester City v Sheffield United 1923/24

CITY 2 SHEFFIELD UNITED 1

League Division 1

25th August 1923

Attendance 58,159

Scorers
City Barnes, T Johnson
Sheff Utd H Johnson

City Mitchell, Cookson, Fletcher, Hamill, Woosnam, Pringle, Donaldson, Roberts, T Johnson, Barnes, Murphy

Sheffield United Gough, Cook, Milton, Pantling, Waugh, Green, Mercer, Sampy, H Johnson, Gillespie, Tunstall

sheff utd home 1923 TO 24 lord mayor

THE LORD MAYOR IS INTRODUCED TO THE TEAMS

Sheffield United were the first side to face City at Maine Road when they played in the stadium’s opening fixture.
…It was an amazing game. United’s keeper, Gough, was replaced by outfield player Panting after 30 minutes, and the new keeper immediately faced a penalty taken by Frank Roberts, Panting saved the shot, causing Roberts to enter the record books as the first man to miss a penalty at Maine Road.
Despite the penalty miss, the Blues won 2-1 with the historic first goal scored by Horace Barnes.
ADAPTED FROM AN ARTICLE BY GARY JAMES IN THE CITY PROGRAMME 16TH OCTOBER 2001

sheff utd home 1923 to 24 action

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