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On this day in football history
- 1936 When Darligton drew 5-5 with Hartlepool United in League Division Three North no less than nine players scored. For Darlington: Logan, Brown, Towers, Stranger (2) and for United: Scott, Hill, English, Whigham and Robertson.
- 1960 Noel Cantwell, West Ham United and Eire full-back transferred to Manchester United. A versatile player he appeared for both club and country as centre-forward and centre-half. He was first capped in 1954 and had won more than 25 caps by 1966. He joined West Ham in 1952 from Cork Athletic and captained the side which won the Second Division title in 1958. He also captained the Manchester United team which won the FA Cup in 1963. To the end of the 1965-66 season when he retired from top-flight soccer he had played 371 matches and scored 17 goals.
- 1962 England beat Wales 4-0 at Wembley in their last game under the management of Walter Winterbottom. He took the position after the War and was in charge for 139 full internationals. Of these he won 78 matches and only lost 28. In total he used 131 players in these games and all the surviving players attended the match and presented him with a special momento. He was awarded the O.B.E. in the 1963 New Year's Honours and was knighted in 1978.
- 1967 The Football League decided that Peterborough United should be demoted to the Fourth Division at the end of the 1967-68 season. They found the club guilty of making illegal payments to players.
- 1968 Bobby Robson was sacked as manager of Fulham.
- 1977 The match between Chelmsford and Barnet is abandoned when Jimmy Greaves, former England striker, refuses to leave the field after being dismissed for foul and abusive language.
- 1979 England's European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria at Wembley is called off. Heavy fog led to the game being rescheduled and this was the first match at Wembley since 1952 to be postponed
- 1993 Saudi Arabia appoint Leo Beenhakker, a Dutchman, as their coach for the approaching World Cup Finals.