ON THIS DAY
1975 Georges Carpentier died, aged 81. He had been one of boxing’s most versatile champions – having by the age of 19 held European titles at welterweight, middleweight, light-heavyweight and heavyweight. Carpentier became world light-heavyweight champion between 1920 and 1922.
2000 Manchester United hit five past Southampton in front of a new Premiership record crowd of 67,581.
2003 Leeds announced a record pre-tax loss of £49.5m, taking their debts to £78m. On the pitch they lost 3-1 to arch rivals Manchester United as striker Alan Smith was embroiled in controversy for throwing a bottle back into the crowd after it landed on the Elland Road pitch.
2008 Tony Adams was named the new manager of Portsmouth. He parted company with the club the following February.
2009 Portsmouth were placed under an embargo which prevented them from registering new players; Former Test umpire David Shepherd died following a long battle with cancer.
2012 Manchester City appointed Spaniard Txiki Begiristain as their new director of football.