1948-49 Football League Division One (D1) Match 28 Portsmouth 3-1 Manchester City

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Era 1945-1970 : Magnificent to Mediocre
Season 1948-49
Date Sat Feb 5, 1949
Match Type First Team
Competition Football League Division One (D1)
Stage Match 28
Kick Off 2.45pm
Venue Fratton Park
Weather
Home Team Portsmouth
Away Team Manchester City
Attendance 34949
Receipts
Referee V Rae (London)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Portsmouth 3-1 Manchester City
Home Scorers Clarke 70, 88, Harris 77
Away Scorers Smith 3
Home Line Up Butler Yeuell Ferrier Scoular Flewin Dickinson Harris Barlow Clarke Phillips Froggatt
Away Line Up Swift Sproston Westwood Walsh Fagan Emptage Oakes Hart Smith Linacre Clark
Match Summary Monty’s pre-match telegram from Switzerland urges the team to concentrate on the league. With the help of the ‘Chimes’ they do just that after Smith nods City in front. After Clarke’s overhead kick, it’s one-way traffic. Harris poaches the lead, then Clarke scores with a first-time shot.