October 22, 1983:

Malcolm Allison looks deep in thought as he watches his new club Middlesbrough take on his former side Manchester City at Ayresome Park.

The Second Division match ended in a 2-1 victory for the Blues with goals from Derek Parlane and Jim Tolmie. City just missed out on promotion, finishing fourth in the league.

Allison managed City for two spells from 1971 to 1973 and from 1979 to 1980. He was at Middlesbrough for two years from 1982 to 1984 after managing at Crystal Palace, Yeovil Town and Sporting Lisbon.

October 21, 1987:

Sarah Lancashire makes her debut on Coronation Street, but not as her long-running character Raquel Watts.

The Oldham-born actress was originally cast as Wendy Farmer, a prospective lodger of Street regular Jack Duckworth played by Bill Tarmey.

She returned as popular barmaid and would-be model Raquel in 1991, staying until 2000 when she left to pursue a wider acting career. Her later TV programmes included Where the Heart Is, Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley.

Sarah Lancashire in a 1987 photo shoot on the cobbles of the set of Coronation Street

October 20, 1996:

Manchester United defender Denis Irwin turns away in disbelief as Newcastle United beat the Red Devils 5-0 at St James’ Park.

In spite of the setback, United under manager Alex Ferguson went on to win the Premier League title with 75 points. Newcastle finished second on 68 points.

Top scorer for the Red Devils was current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with 19 goals in all competitions.

Newcastle United v Manchester United, 1996