September 27th 1981:
Tottenham and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence shouts instructions to his defenders during a rain-swept First Division match against Manchester City at Maine Road.
His verbal encouragement did the trick as the London club beat City 1-0 with a goal from Mark Falco. Dennis Tueart had a shot cleared off the line for City.
The Blues finished 10th in the league with 58 points. Spurs were 4th as well as being FA Cup winners.
October 1st 1961:
Torino team-mates Joe Baker and Denis Law are all smiles at Manchester’s Ringway Airport after touching down in the UK.
Scottish international striker Law spent the 1961-2 season at Torino after moving from Manchester City for a transfer fee of £110,000. He finished joint top scorer with 13 goals in all appearances. He then played for Manchester United from 1962 to 1973, scoring 171 goals in 309 league matches, before rejoining City for a season.
Centre forward Baker also spent one season in Italy before moving to Arsenal.
September 28th 1992:
Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs tries on a Russian military hat for size in front of St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow’s Red Square.
Giggs and his team-mates were in Russia to play the second leg of their First Round UEFA Cup tie against Torpedo Moscow. The first leg at Old Trafford had ended in a goalless draw. The second leg went the same way, but Torpedo progressed after beating United 4-3 on penalties. It mattered little to the Red Devils as they went on to become inaugural Premier League champions.