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Tomorrow’s Fixtures – Classic Matches from Yesteryear

By on 13 October 2017

Tomorrow’s fixtures include two hotly contested derbies – Liverpool v Manchester United and Wolves v Aston Villa and less notable Manchester City v Stoke City. We’ve picked these three fixtures out because they have produced some classic encounters from days gone by. SoccerAttic has selected three here with action from the games, pics of some of the scorers and reports from the Sunday papers the following day.

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Action from our selected games is shown below together with a match report from the following day’s Observer. Click on the newspaper image to zoom in and read.

Aston Villa v Wolves – 26th March 1960

In 1960, Wolves, defending league champions, were aiming for the double. In the semi-final of the FA Cup they were drawn against local rivals Aston Villa. The match took place at the Hawthorns just ‘down the road’ from both clubs so the atmosphere was electric.

Norman Deeley

Wolves scorer Norman Deeley

Click on image to zoom in and read report of the game

In addition we have included a link to the report from the local paper, the Express and Star, as it was written at the time here.

Manchester United v Liverpool – 24th April 1965

In the 1964-65 season, Manchester Utd were at the top of their game. Their rivalry with Liverpool was not so intense in the 1960s but nonetheless the Merseysiders would still have been keen to put a dent in United’s title aspirations. Denis Law and Co. had different ideas.

Click on image to zoom in and read report

Stoke v Manchester City – 1st February 1975

The early to mid 1970s was the purple patch in Stoke City’s history. They were in third place in the First Division when they played Manchester City in February 1975. It would become one of their finest performances and, in particular, very much the Alan Hudson show.

Alan Hudson celebrates scoring for Stoke against Man City

Alan Hudson celebrates scoring for Stoke against Man City

Click on image to zoom in and read report of the game


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