February 10, 1973:
Just like that! Flamboyant Manchester City striker Rodney Marsh scores the opening goal in the First Division match against Spurs at White Hart Lane.
Spurs defender Mike England was not overly amused by Marsh’s antics – but worse was to come. City went on to win 3-2 with two further goals from Francis Lee.
Marsh played 118 matches for the Blues from 1972 to 1976 after joining from Fulham. He scored a total of 36 goals.
February 13, 1957:
American rock-n-roll legend Bill Haley relaxes backstage at Manchester’s Odeon cinema after performing two shows in one day with his band The Comets.
Haley was on a month-long tour taking in London, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool and Birmingham as well as Manchester.
By the end of 1956, Haley had notched up six UK chart hits including Rock Around the Clock, See You Later Alligator and Rip It Up.
February 10, 1969:
Manchester United goalkeeper Jimmy Rimmer and midfielder Carlo Sartori were celebrating their 21st birthdays on the same day in 1969.
Sartori, Italian by birth, moved with his family to Collyhurst as a child and became United’s very first non-British or Irish player.
He signed as an apprentice in July 1963 at the age of 15 and made his professional debut against Tottenham Hotspur in October 1968.
Sartori made 55 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring six goals, before moving back to Italy to play for Bologna.
Rimmer made 34 appearances for United after joining as a schoolboy.