Score United 1 City 6, Attendance 48,657 Old Trafford
Inconsistency had dogged the Blues throughout the season and had already left them in a perilous state in the bottom half of the table. They had only collected 18 points from 26 matches, while United had collected 28 from 24 games. What made matters worse for City was the fact that they had been without a manager since the departure of David Ashworth in November. Instead of appointing a new man, the Board decided to do the job themselves with chairman Albert Alexander snr taking the leading role.
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