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On this day in football history
- 1921 When Chelsea beat Bradford City 1-0 in a First Division match at Stamford Bridge, their goal was scored from a penalty taken by their amateur goalkeeper B. Howard Baker. A Corinthian, he won both amateur and full caps for England and between 1920 and 1929 played in 95 League matches for Everton, Chelsea and Oldham Athletic. At one time he also held the British High Jump record.
- 1927 B.R. "Paddy" Mills scored 5 goals in Notts County's 9-1 win over Barnsley in a Second Division match. He started his senior career with Hull City in 1921, and joined County in 1926, but was not the striking force which he had been with hit former club. He spent three seasons at Meadow Lane and then had a season with Birmingham before returning to Hull in 1930. He left the League in 1933 with a record of 122 goals in 329 League games, 103 of the goals being scored in 267 matches during his two spells at Hull.
- 1938 Douglas Hunt, Sheffield Wednesday centre forward, scored 6 goals against Norwich City in a Second Division game. He made his League debut with Spurs in 1934, he moved to Barnsley in 1936 and Wednesday a year later. After the War he had two seasons with Leyton Orient. His career record was only 68 goals in 156 matches, but he lost seven peacetime seasons, as did many players of his generation.
- 1960 By scoring 3 goals in the First Division match against Manchester City, Jimmy Greaves, Chelsea's inside forward reached his 100th in League football, the youngest centurion ever. He was 20 years and 9 months and the goals had been scored in just 133 matches. After two years as a junior he made his League debut in August 1957 and in his four seasons as a senior at Stamford Bridge before going to Italy in June 1961 he scored 124 goals, including the club record of 42 in his last season with the club. In all matches for the club at all levels he scored over 250 goals.