Colin Bell dies aged 74

Colin Bell is regarded as one of the greatest players to have played for Manchester City and one of the finest English midfielders of his generation. Known as ‘The King of the Kippax’ by fans and compared to a Derby winner because of his extraordinary stamina by colourful coach Malcolm Allison, Bell was at the heart of City’s successful side of the late 1960s and 70s. He made 492 appearances for the club over 13 seasons, scoring 152 goals, and also won 48 caps for England, netting nine times. Those statistics may have been greater had injury not curtailed his career.