On This Day in Football: Cassidy scores nine, Milan gets a new club, Burnden Park Disaster

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On this day in 1895, Manchester United, then going by the name Newton Heath, beat Walsall Town Swifts 14-0 with nine of the goals coming from Joe Cassidy.

Newton Heath’s impressive feat was dealt with a blow however as the Second Division fixture was scrapped after Swifts lodged a complaint protesting the state of the pitch.

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