May 11 1996
Captain Eric Cantona holds up the FA Cup after United defeat Liverpool 1-0 at Wembley.
Cantona was the match winner, scoring the only goal in the 85th minute. He latched on to punched clearance by Liverpool ‘keeper David James which landed just outside the penalty area.
Cantona shot low through a crowded box and the ball found its way into the back of the net.
United were on a roll. It was their third FA Cup final in three seasons. They secured their third league title in four years just days earlier.
May 11 1968
City legend Francis Lee had every reason to celebrate with the club’s adoring fans after scoring against Newcastle at St James Park.
The Blues’ 4-3 victory clinched the First Division title by two points over club rivals Manchester United.
The match was a see-saw affair. Mike Summerbee opened the scoring in the 13th minute then Newcastle equalised. Neil Young made it 2-1, but Newcastle fought back again.
Young scored again straight after half time, then Lee added the fourth. A late Newcastle third goal made for a nervy finish – but City held on.
May 7 1964
Sister Rosetta Tharpe and singer Brownie McGhee bring their Blues and Gospel Train to Manchester.
The group were recording for Granada TV at the disused Wilbraham Road railway station.
Having arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, Sister Rosetta strolled along the rain-soaked platform and sang the aptly named Didn’t It Rain.
The performers were on one platform, the audience on the other.