On this day 13 May 2006 (Exactly 13 years ago) Germany’s Arthur Abraham defeated Kofi Jantuah of Ghana by unanimous decision at the Stadthalle Zwickau, Sachen, Germany for the IBF World Middleweight boxing title.
Middleweight Contest, 12 Rounds
Referee Robert Byrd
Scorecard judges scorecard
117 Joseph Pasquale 109
115 Phil Edwards 112
116 Berit Andreasen 111
On this day 13 May 1998 (Exactly 21 years ago) Twenty-seven years after defeating Real Madrid CF in Athens to lift the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, Chelsea FC defeated VfB Stuttgart by a solitary goal in Stockholm to claim the trophy for a second time. Substitute Gianfranco Zola was the hero for Chelsea, scoring the only goal on his return from injury with a stunning half-volley seconds after coming on in the 69th minute
On this day 13 May 1987 (Exactly 32 years ago) Ajax of the Netherlands won the 27th European Cup Winner’s Cup against Lokomotive Leipzig of East Germany 1-0 with a 20th-minute header from Marco van Basten at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece
On this day 13 May 2006 (Exactly 13 years ago) Liverpool beat West Ham on penalties to win a thrilling FA Cup final.
The Hammers took an early two-goal lead thanks to Jamie Carragher’s own goal and Dean Ashton’s close-range strike, before Djibril Cisse pulled one back.
Steven Gerrard lashed home an equaliser after the break before Paul Konchesky’s speculative cross put West Ham ahead.
Gerrard’s stunning last-minute strike forced extra-time, with Pepe Reina saving from Bobby Zamora, Konchesky and Anton Ferdinand in the shootout.
Dietmar Hamann, Gerrard and John Arne Riise all scored from the spot for Liverpool, with only veteran Teddy Sheringham finding the net for West Ham.
On this day 13 May 2007 (Exactly 12 years ago) At 16 years, 65 days Matthew Briggs debuted for Fulham in a 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough; became the youngest player to appear in an English Premier League match
On this day 13 May 2012 (Exactly 7 years ago) Manchester City scored twice in stoppage time to be crowned champions for the first time in 44 years as they beat Queen’s Park Rangers to win the Premier League on goal difference from Manchester United.
With some City fans already leaving the stadium in tears, Edin Dzeko equalised in the second of five minutes of stoppage time before Sergio Aguero scored the goal that won the title.
On this day 13 May 2018 (Exactly a year ago) Arsène Wenger guided Arsenal to a 1-0 win at Huddersfield in his final game as Gunners manager after 22 years in charge.
On this day 13 May 2018 (Exactly a year ago) Manchester City ended the EPL season with a 1-0 win at Southampton having smashed 11 Premier League records including biggest title winning margin (19 points) and most points (100).
On this day 13 May 2018 (Exactly a year ago) Liverpool’s Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah scored in a 4-0 win against Brighton to set the EPL goal scoring record (32) for a 38-game season.
On this day 13 May 1950 (Exactly 69 years ago) First ever race of the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship was run at Silverstone, England and won by Giuseppe Farina of italy in an Alfa Romeo.
BY: GEORGE ‘Alan Green’ MAHAMAH