Manchester City wins F.A. Cup 6th round match against Birmingham City scoring 1-0.
Start of the F.A. (Football Association) Cup 6th round match between Manchester City and Birmingham City. SV. Captains tossing. SV. Crowd. LV. Birmingham City in black shorts kick off. They work ball down towards the Manchester goal. CU. Bert Trautman, the German born goalkeeper, takes a tumble and clears up field. LV. Other end, ball to Roy Clarke who fires in a first time shot, Merrick punches it clear. SV. Crowd. LV. Other end, Manchester attack but a timely tackle by Jimmy Meadows prevents the Birmingham forward from getting in a good shot. Trautman easily clears. SV. Other end, ball to Johnny Hart, he pushes it inside to Clarke. He beats Trevor Smith the young Birmingham centre half. He centres the ball, but one pass too many and ball is cleared. SV. Crowd. LV. Manchester still attacking, Merrick races from his goal right out of the penalty area to clear from Clarke. Clarke does a neat head over heels as Merrick charges him. GV. Crowd. SV. Gordon Astall takes a Birmingham corner. Trautman punches clear, but Peter Murphy runs into it in a shot which Trautman easily saves and clears up-field. LV. Manchester attack, ball to Paddy Fagan, he rounds Smith, centres, ball just goes wide of goal. SV. Crowd. SV. Don Revie running for ball, but Birmingham defender stops him. Ball is only partly cleared and it is sent back into the Birmingham goal mouth again and Boyd and Hart duel for possession. Referee decides that Len Boyd has fouled. SV. Crowd. LV. Manchester taking a free kick. Kick taken by Clarke, ball deflected past Merrick. Manchester City is in the lead with 1-0. SV. Crowd cheering. GV. Crowd swarming onto field. Final score, Birmingham looses with 0-1.