This Week – Beckham Scores First and Queen Visits Manchester
May 5 1956
Don Revie may have been the captain, but the 1956 FA Cup final between Manchester City and Birmingham will always be remembered as the Bert Trautmann final.
The brave City goalkeeper broke a bone in his neck in a collision with Birmingham’s Peter Murphy in the 73rd minute, but played on through the pain in the 3-1 victory.
City’s goals came from Joe Hayes, Jack Dyson and Bobby Johnstone.
It was a double celebration for Trautmann. The German national, who arrived in England as a prisoner of war, was also named Footballer of the Year.
May 4 1972
Queen Elizabeth gives a radiant smile as she steps from the Royal Train at Manchester Victoria station.
The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, opened the Magistrates’ Court in Crown Square and met well-wishers on a walk in Spinningfields.
The royal couple also visited Congleton and the Leighton Hospital in Crewe.
May 3 2003
David Beckham can’t contain his delight after scoring Manchester United’s first goal in their 4-1 victory over Charlton Athletic at Old Trafford.
But Beckham wasn’t the star of the Premier League encounter. The honours went to striker Ruud van Nistelrooy who notched up a hat-trick.
United went on to win the league with 83 points. Arsenal were second with 78 points.