Glossop Beat City!

On this day (2 January) in 1899 there was a great deal of celebration in Glossop after they defeated their local rivals and fellow promotion challengers Manchester City 2-0 at Hyde Road with the Glossop Chronicle reporting:  ‘There was evidently a determination to give the Mancunians a great surprise.’

Here’s a contemporary report of the game from the perspective of a Manchester based newspaper:

Here’s another article discussing the game. Note the use of ‘Mancunians’ to describe City, particularly interesting as it comes in a piece discussing Newton Heath (who were usually nicknamed the Heathens).

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