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Million Spectators Welcome Return of Football

A whirlwind tour of the 1923-24 season opener: Manchester City's Maine Road debut, Blackburn v Chelsea and goals for Spurs against Preston North End.

Non-Fiction 1923 2 mins


Newsreel Topical Budget covers three matches in 90 seconds in this whirlwind tour of the 1923-24 season's opening weekend. August 1923 and the Lord Mayor kicks off the first match at Manchester City's new home, Maine Road; City celebrate a victory over Sheffield United. A controversial disputed goal in the Blackburn v Chelsea game - the first of two consecutive Saturday fixtures. And rounding up with skilful play from both Spurs and Preston North End.