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On This Day: 13th March 1999

13 March 2017

On this day in 1999, Oldham Athletic recorded an emphatic away victory against Manchester City in Division Two.

Over 30,000 fans packed Maine Road to watch Oldham inflict a bruising defeat on City, ending their 12 game unbeaten run in the process.

Paul Reid opened the scoring and put Oldham ahead at Maine Road when he converted a penalty that Matthew Tipton won after being brought down by Richard Edghill. 

The Latics’ defence was soon tested and Toddy Orlygsson was called in to make a goal line clearance after a City conner was headed towards the net by Gareth Taylor.

Early in the second half Andy Holt brought down Tony Vaughn in the penalty area and the referee blew up for a City penalty. Vaughn stepped up to take the spot kick but Gary Kelly got down well to his left to save it.

On 56 minutes, captain Lee Duxbury nodded in a corner to give Andy Ritchie’s men a 2-0 lead.

It was a nervy end for Latics though, as Taylor scored for the home side with 11 minutes to go. 

The Blues held on to record a famous 2-1 victory in at Maine Road.

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