Manchester derbies: five of the most meaningful meetings since 1894 | FA Cup

Manchester City 2-5 Newton Heath, Second Division, 3 Nov 1894

The first league meeting between the two clubs. City – who state 1894 as their founding year on their badge but can trace their roots back to St Marks’ Church (founded 1880) and Ardwick AFC (founded 1887) – were defeated by Newton Heath, who would be rebranded as Manchester United in 1902 (although the names Manchester Central and Manchester Celtic were considered). Ardwick AFC had played Newton Heath before, in 1889, in a friendly to raise money after an explosion caused by the use of naked flames at the nearby Hyde Road…


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