On This Day 28 January – A look at what happened on this day in football through the years.

It was always cricket that fans would hope would bring the early end to a possible humiliating defeat, but on 28 January 1961, it was football and Luton Town fans that would be praying for rain and hoping the gods would intervene in an FA Cup tie against Manchester City. Luton fans would be more than happy as a young Denis Law bagged all six goals as City lead 6-2 only to see the game abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch after 69 minutes. Not only would the smile be wiped from Law’s face, but in the rescheduled game and despite scoring, City would end up losing 3-1.

It would be a double blow for Dens Law as the Scotsman would miss out on finishing out as FA Cup top scorer in the 20th century. Law would finish on 41 goals three behind Welshman and former Liverpool striker Ian Rush who would finish on 44 FA Cup goals. Those scrubbed off six goals would have seen Law finish with 47 goals and the FA Cup top scorer.

28th January 2014 saw Anfield play host to the Merseyside derby. Liverpool strolled to a thumping 4-0 win having taken a 3-0 lead after 35 minutes. It was two from Daniel Sturridge that sent the Reds on the way after Gerrard opened up the scoring. This win would help keep the red side of Merseyside keep in touch with the title race.


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