Today marks the 60th Anniversary of one of the most memorable days in our History.
On Saturday 6th December 1958, Fourth Division Millwall were the visitors to St Georges Lane for an FA Cup Second Round tie. By the end of the day, we were in the draw for the Third Round after an emphatic 5-2 victory.
The gates were opened at 12.30pm to allow time for the youngsters to get into the best available spots. Up until kick off there were constant calls over the Tannoy for supporters to move further down to the Canal End to allow the large queues outside the ground to get in!
One Millwall supporter made the trip to the centre spot to place a toy lion there before being ordered to remove it by a Policeman!
The pitch was its usual, Heavy and Muddy. City Captain Roy Paul won the toss and decided to attack the Canal End.
Within the first five minutes, City had raced into a two goal lead with the first goal coming after just 45 seconds from Tommy Brown then after four minutes Tommy Skuse added a second.
After the break Millwall pulled one back to give them hope but that was quickly dashed as Harry Knowles added a third in the 59th minute. Knowles and Brown added the fourth and fifth before Millwall added their second to make it 5-2.
After the game City skipper Roy Paul said, "I never expected to see the third round of the Cup again" after lifting the Cup as Captain of Manchester City just a couple of years earlier.
City were drawn against Second Division Liverpool in the Third Round, which we will be commemorating in January.
The attached footage was filmed by the late Ron Edgeworth who lived in Albany Road, Rainbow Hill and was donated to the Club by his son Martin at our last photo exhibition at the Guildhall.