Manchester City batter Chelsea at the Bridge

21 Mar
City batter Chelsea at the Bridge

Chelsea v Manchester City FA Cup programme cover from Saturday January 23rd 1971. Courtesy E. Jordan.

This is a programme from the FA Cup 4th round tie between Cup holders Chelsea and Manchester City, played at Chelsea’s homeground, Stamford Bridgeon Saturday January 23rd 1971.

City went on to beat the 1970 FA Cup winners by 0-3 goals.

The first two goals were scored by City legend, Colin Bell and the third by Ian Bowyer.

City’s homeground in this period was Maine Road in Moss Side, playing there from 1923-2003, before there move to the City of Manchester Stadium in Bradford and now renamed the Etihad Stadium after its sponsors Etihad Airways.

Maine Road stadium was demolished in 2004, after more than 80 years of football history and having been host to arguably Manchester City’s greatest teams.

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