FA Cup - United fans take down City banner

Tue, 17 May 13:22:00 2011

The famous countdown banner hanging at Manchester United's Old Trafford ground displaying the number of years since rivals Manchester City last won a trophy has been removed by United fans.

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The "ticker" had reached 35 years before Saturday when City beat Stoke City 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley, their first major honour since their League Cup success in 1976.

Although some fans wanted the ticker re-configured to show 43 years since City's last English title victory in 1968, the banner has been taken down before Sunday's final Premier League game against Blackpool.

After their Cup win City staff unfurled a similar banner in response, bearing the legend '00 years' (pictured).

Reuters

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