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On this day in football history
- 1936 Denis Compton made his League debut for Arsenal against Derby County. He was a fine outside-left in his day. His career lasted until 1950 and he won a FA Cup medal in his last match for Arsenal against Liverpool. He played in 54 peace-time League games scoring 15 goals and appeared in 11 war-time internationals for England.
- 1948 In their first ever international with Denmark, England were held to a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen. This was one of the surprise international results of all time as the strength of the England team shows:- Swift (Manchester City); Scott (Arsenal) Aston (Manchester United); Wright (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Franklin (Stoke City); Cockburn (Manchester United); Matthews (Blackpool); Hagan (Sheffield United); Lawton (Chelsea); Shackleton (Sunderland) and Langton (Preston North End).
- 1955 Rangers signed Don Kichenbrand, a burly centre forward from Boksburg, South Africa. Scored 24 goals in 25 matches and won a Championship medal at the end of his first season but played only 4 games, 2 goals, in the following. Then spent two seasons with Sunderland, 28 goals in 53 games, and left the League scene after a short meteoric career.
- 1956 Manchester United beat Anderlecht 10-0 in the European Cup, lst Round, 2nd leg tie - the first such tie to be played in England. They won the first leg 2-0. United's goals were scored by Viollet 4, Taylor 3, Berry and Whelan 2. Team: Ray Wood, Bill Foulkes, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Mark Jones, Duncan Edwards, John Berry, Bill Whelan, Tommy Taylor, Denis Viollet and David Pegg.
- 1960 Maurice Cook of Fulham became the first player to score in the Football League Cup. He scored in the 9th minute of his sides tie against Bristol Rovers at Eastville Stadium. Despite the early set back Bristol Rovers went on to win the tie 2-1.
- 1962 Arthur Rowley, Shrewsbury Town inside left, scored his 411th League goal against Millwall to become the highest ever scorer in British soccer, beating the 410 goals scored by Celtic's Jimmy McGrory. It took McGrory 15 seasons to amass his total, Rowley was in his 17th.