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On this day in football history

  • 1905 Chelsea were elected to the Second Division of the Football League without ever having played a match. Their first competitive game was against Stockport County the following September and they lost 1-0.
  • 1920 The Third Division of the Football League was formed with the following sides as its original members: Brentford, Brighton and Hove Albion, Bristol Rovers, Crystal Palace, Exeter City, Gillingham, Grimsby Town, Luton Town, Merthyr Town, Millwall, Newport County, Northampton Town, Norwich City, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Queens Park Rangers, Reading, Southampton, Southend United, Swansea Town, Swindon Town and Watford.
  • 1923 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic were elected to the Third Division South. They were to remain there until 1970 which is a record for a Football League club remaining in one division.
  • 1949 Scotland lost 2-0 to Belfast Celtic in a match played in New York. This was Belfast Celtic's last match since they had withdrawn from Irish football following a crowd riot during their Christmas fixture with Linfield. Jimmy Jones, their centre-forward, had been seriously injured when he was thrown over a wall.
  • 1968 Manchester United beat Benfica 4-1 at Wembley to become the first English club to win the European Champions Club Cup. Their line up was Stepney, Brennan, Dunne, Crerand, Foulkes, Stiles, Best, Kidd, Charlton, Sadler and Aston. Charlton(2), Best and Kidd scored the historic goals.
  • 1982 England won their 100th match against Scotland 1-0.
  • 1985 Fans ran riot in the Heysel Stadium during the European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus. A wall collapsed and 38 were killed with some 400 injured. Liverpool manager Joe Fagan resigned and English clubs were subsequently banned from European competition.