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19490831 Manchester City Away
19490831 Manchester City Away
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Era 1946-1973
Season 1949-50
Date Wed Aug 31, 1949
Match Type First Team
Competition Sponsor None
Competition Football League Division One (D1)
Match No 4
Stage League
Kick Off 6.45pm
Venue Maine Road
Home Team Manchester City
Away Team Portsmouth
Attendance 32631
Referee W Muller (London)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Manchester City 1-0 Portsmouth
Home Scorers Smith 49
Away Scorers None
Home Line Up Swift Williams Westwood Walsh Fagan Emptage Linacre Munro Smith Black Clarke
Away Line Up Butler Hindmarsh Ferrier Scoular Flewin Dickinson Harris Reid Clarke Phillips Froggatt
Match Summary 'What's wrong with your team?' asks a Daily Express reporter. 'I don't know. You tell me,' replies Jackson. Pompey have all the possession, but ordinary City nick it when Munro’s run and shot falls kindly for Smith. A fan runs on to threaten the ref when he ignores a City penalty appeal.
Source Portsmouth Champions of England, Farmery C, Desert Island Books (2000)
Pompeyrama Manchester City 1-0 Portsmouth
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