Two excellent Andy Cole goals give City a hard-fought 2-1 win over West Ham United at the Etihad. Cole’s goals, scored in the 18th and 54th minutes, put City Blues fourth in the Premier League, level on points with Manchester United - but ten behind leaders Chelsea - as Stuart Pearce’s side continue to punch above their weight.
Izzy Christiansen’s 72nd-minute goal proves to be the winner as City beat Arsenal 1-0, securing the club’s first major trophy in women’s football. Despite being largely outplayed for much of the game at Wycombe’s Adams Park,
Christiansen’s header stuns the Gunners who had won the trophy for three years in succession. City skipper Steph Houghton, in her first campaign with Nick Cushing’s side, lifts the trophy for a fourth year in a row, having joined City from Arsenal in the summer.
Tony Book takes temporary charge for one game as City searched for a replacement after the departure of Malcolm Allison. Book’s return saw a struggling City lose 3-1 to West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns and remain rooted to the foot of the table.
England thrash Scotland 8-0 in the first international match to be played at Maine Road in a war-time international watched by a crowd of 60,000. Tommy Lawton scores four goals and Hagan grabs two with Carter and Stanley Matthews scoring the others.