HALCYON DIGEST: City vs Newcastle United 2007

As City prepare to take on Newcastle on Monday to night to kick of the Premier League season, here’s a look back the same fixture from September 2007.

Sven Goran-Eriksson’s City’s side ran out 3-1 winners on the day as City continued a good run of form at the start of the 2007/08 season. With the likes of Elano, Martin Petrov and Michael Johnson adding some cutting edge to a City side that was previously bereft of quality the club were enjoying their best start to the season for thirty years.

The game is most memorable for Elano’s stunning free-kick which secured the three points and moved City into 3rd in the table. Of the goal Sven said:

The third goal from Elano was fantastic. You have to have class feet to score a goal like that from such long range.

City’s starting 11:

Joe Hart, Vedran Corluka, Richard Dunne, Micah Richards, Javier Garrido, Stephen Ireland, Michael Johnson, Dietmar Hamann, Martin Petrov, Emile Mpenza, Elano


Petrov, Mpenza, Elano

See the highlights of the game in the above video.

On this day Phil Collins was sitting at number 17 in the UK Singles Charts with the re-release of In the Air Tonight.

Written by Robert Toole

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