1974 Rodney Marsh Overhead Goal V QPR

Many goals over the years are described as the greatest ever by a City player.  Sometimes these become a talking point for a few days, sometimes for a few years but unless they happen to occur in a major trophy winning game goals tend to lose their significance as time moves on.  This is especially true for games prior to the 1990s when television coverage was limited to, at best, a handful of top flight games.

The idea of this piece today is to highlight a spectacular goal from the 1970s that has slipped from the minds of many.  

The goal featured here is Rodney Marsh’s overhead kick from the City-QPR Division One game of September 1974.  

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When is a home game not a home game? Newcastle United v Manchester City 4th January 1975

On this day in 1975 Manchester City played ‘away’ at Maine Road against Newcastle United in the FA Cup.  The tie should have been played at Newcastle but the FA ordered that the match be played at Maine Road following crowd disorder at St. James’ Park the previous season.  City lost the match 2-0.