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City to mark rivals' 1958 disaster

Manchester City will put sporting rivalry aside to mark the 1958 Munich air disaster, which killed 23 people including eight Manchester United players when the team were travelling back after a game against Red Star Belgrade in Yugoslavia, with a wreath-laying ceremony on Tuesday.

sports Updated: Sep 26, 2011 23:31 IST

Manchester City will put sporting rivalry aside to mark the 1958 Munich air disaster, which killed 23 people including eight Manchester United players when the team were travelling back after a game against Red Star Belgrade in Yugoslavia, with a wreath-laying ceremony on Tuesday. The players, officials and journalists, among them former City goalkeeper Frank Swift who was travelling with the team as a reporter, died on Feb. 6, 1958, when the plane crashed on a cold and snowy day in Munich.

"It's refreshing, we appreciate that from Manchester City," Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson said.