Temper, temper, Andrew Gale

Looking back in sporting history

Looking back in sporting history

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On this day, last year, 2014: Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale had a two-match ban extended to four games and was ordered to attend an anger management course as a result of his verbal abuse of Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince.

Here are some other events connected with today's date, October 3.

1996: UEFA announced an extra place for clubs in England - and seven other countries - as the top European competitions expanded.

1999: Gus Poyet scored after just 27 seconds as Chelsea destroyed Manchester United 5-0 at Stamford Bridge. But the Red Devils had the last laugh as Sir Alex Ferguson's men went on to win the Premiership title by 18 points, with Chelsea in fifth.

2006: Former England striker Chris Sutton signed for Aston Villa until the end of the season. However, an eye injury he sustained in December forced him to retire the following summer.

2007: Celtic's 2-1 win over AC Milan in the Champions League ended in drama after Milan goalkeeper Dida fell theatrically following a mild tap on the face by a Celtic fan celebrating the last-minute winner.

2008: Portsmouth announced they would make an official complaint to the Football Association over the abuse aimed at Sol Campbell in their Barclays Premier League match against Tottenham.

2010: The Ryder Cup, which was being held at Celtic Manor in Wales, was disrupted due to heavy rain. The competition ended up finishing on the Monday.

2011: The Premier League lost a case in the European Court of Justice against pub landlady Karen Murphy over the use of a foreign decoder card to show matches at 3pm on Saturdays.