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Linfield mourn Billy Millen, legend of famous win over Manchester City

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Billy Millen of Linfield playing against Glentoran in 1970

Billy Millen of Linfield playing against Glentoran in 1970

Billy Millen of Linfield playing against Glentoran in 1970

Linfield and Irish League football lost one of its true legends with the passing in his adopted Australia yesterday of the great Billy Millen, aged 70.

East Belfast native Billy will forever be remembered for his double strike as Linfield defeated Manchester City 2-1 in a European Cup Winners Cup first round second leg tie at Windsor Park on September 30, 1970.

The result was arguably one of the greatest in Linfield's history, with the then FA Cup holders only progressing to the next round on the away goals rule after a 1-0 win at Maine Road.