Stags put five past Manchester City...on this day in 1964


Mansfield Town were just too good for Manchester City, on this day in 1964.

Stags beat their Lancashire hosts 5-3 in front of 8,789 at Maine Road in the second round of the League Cup.

Roy Chapman bagged a brace, adding to goals from Ken Wagstaff, Alan Tyrer and Brian MacReady.

Tyrer’s goal came when someone in the crowd blew a whistle, the City players stopped and the Stags man ran through unopposed to find the net.

Mansfield were actually 5-1 up at one stage, before electing to ‘take the Mickey’ as one press report put it, conceding two more goals but holding on to progress to the next round.