RIP Neil Young – Man City’s 1969 FA Cup Hero Loses Cancer Battle, Aged 66

Chris Wright

3rd, February 2011


By Chris Wright

Man City legend Neil Young, seen here rounding a young Peter Shilton

When the Manchester City fans donned black and red shirts and all turned their backs on the action for the 24th minute of the recent FA Cup tie with Leicester, it was all in memory of Neil Young’s FA Cup-winning strike in 1969 against the same club.

City fans seen wearing red and black scarves in support of Young’s fight against cancer

Last month it was announced that Young, a life-long City fan himself, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and the scarves (City played

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