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1811: The first intercounty women's cricket match took place - between Hampshire and Surrey. The encounter was held at Newington. 1996: UEFA announced an extra place for clubs in England - and seven other countries - as the top European competitions expanded.

1999: Gustavo Poyet scored after just 27 seconds as Chelsea destroyed Manchester United 5-0 at Stamford Bridge. But the Red Devils had the last laugh as Sir Alex Ferguson's men went on to win the Premiership title by 18 points, with Chelsea in fifth.

2006: Former England striker Chris Sutton signed for Aston Villa until the end of the season. However, an eye injury he sustained in December forced him to retire the following summer.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Oct 3, 2013
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