April 20, 1991:
Manchester City striker Niall Quinn was forced to step in as goalkeeper when regular ‘keeper Tony Coton was sent off before half time against Derby County.
Quinn made a good job of it too, saving a penalty to help City to a 2-1 victory in the Division One match at Maine Road.
Just for good measure, he also scored one of City’s goals before swapping roles! The other scorer was David White.
The result relegated Derby to Division Two.
April 23, 1984:
Manchester United captain Bryan Robson boards the plane for Turin for the second leg of the European Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final against Juventus.
United drew the first leg 1-1 at Old Trafford, their only goal coming from Welsh international winger Alan Davies.
They lost the second leg 1-2 in front of 64,655 fans at the Stadio Comunale Vittorio Pozzo – so went out 3-2 on aggregate.
Juventus went on to win the cup, beating Porto 2-1 in the final in Basel.
April 21, 1958:
West Indian cricket legend Gary Sobers signs autographs for fans after arriving at Manchester’s London Road station.
After completing his first tour of England with the West Indies, Sobers became the professional at Radcliffe Cricket Club in the Central Lancashire League from 1958 to 1962.
In 1961, the all-rounder notched up the rare double of scoring 1,008 runs and taking 144 wickets in a single season.
His performances helped Radcliffe win both the league championship and the Wood Cup competition.