Oakes’ First

On this day (14 November) in 1959 Manchester City’s record appearance holder Alan Oakes made the first of 564 League appearances.  The game ended in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea with the away team missing a penalty. Jack Dyson returned to the City team after two years out with a damaged leg. Here’s a contemporary match report from the game:

There are lots of other features on my website about Alan Oakes, why not have a read while you’re here?