On this day in Town history: Victories over Real Madrid and Manchester United

On this day 45 years ago, Town beat Real Madrid 1-0 at Portman Road

On this day 45 years ago, Town beat Real Madrid 1-0 at Portman Road - Credit: Archant

In our new daily feature, we take a look back at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town history.

Town players celebrating of their four goals against Manchester Utd at Portman Road on this day in 1

Town players celebrating of their four goals against Manchester Utd at Portman Road on this day in 1970 - Credit: Archant

We start today in 1973 when Town made history as they beat Spanish giants Real Madrid 1-0 in the UEFA Cup 1st Round, 1st Leg at Portman Road as Madrid defender Rubinan put the ball into his own net.

Alun Armstrong lines up his equaliser for Ipswich Town against Sartid Smederevo at Portman Road in 2

Alun Armstrong lines up his equaliser for Ipswich Town against Sartid Smederevo at Portman Road in 2002

48 years ago today, Colin Viljoen scored a brace as Town beat Man United 4-0 in a Division One match at Portman Road, while in 1987 the Blues beat Swindon 3-2 at Portman Road, with the visitors finishing the game with 10 men.

Jimmy Bullard celebrates with team mates after towns second goal in the Blues 3-0 win over Coventry

Jimmy Bullard celebrates with team mates after towns second goal in the Blues 3-0 win over Coventry on this day in 2011

2002 saw Town draw 1-1 with Serbian side FK Sartid at Portman Road in the first leg of the UEFA Cup 1st round, while the Blues won in Norway as they beat Skied Oslo 3-1 in the first leg of the UEFA Cup 1st round.

David Johnson scored twice over 20 years ago today inTown's 3-1 win over Bristol City at Portman Roa

David Johnson scored twice over 20 years ago today inTown's 3-1 win over Bristol City at Portman Road - Credit: Archant

20 years ago today, David Johnson scored twice as the Blues beat Bristol City 3-1 at Portman Road, and also on this day in 2011, the Blues were on Sky as they beat Coventry City 3-0 at Portman Road in the Championship,


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