The new season is upon us and Manchester City travel to Newcastle on Sunday to kick off their title defence. One of the most famous trips to Tyneside was on the final day of the season in 1968 when City secured their second League Championship with an enthralling 4-3 win against Newcastle. Continue reading
City welcome Fulham to Manchester on Saturday afternoon, keen to press on after the hard fought victory against Hull City last weekend. In anticipation of the game we look back to 2008 and a day that will be remembered by City fans for all the wrong reasons. Continue reading
In anticipation of Sunday’s League Cup Final against Sunderland, here is a visual reminder of how City secured another trip to Wembley Stadium.
Tuesday 24th September 2013 – City 5-0 Wigan (third round)
Goal Scorers: Dzeko, Jovetic, Toure, Navas
Wednesday 30th October 2013 – Newcastle 0-2 City (fourth round)
Goal Scorers: Negredo, Dzeko
Tuesday 17th December 2013 – Leicester 1-3 City (quarter final)
Goal Scorers: Kolarov, Dzeko x2
Wednesday 8th January 2014 – City 6-0 West Ham (semi final 1st leg)
Goal Scorers: Negredo x3, Toure, Dzeko x2
Tuesday 21st January 2014 West Ham 0-3 City (semi final 2nd leg)
Goal Scorers: Negredo x2, Aguero
Blackburn Rovers’ Ewood Park widely regarded as one of the best away days in English football and 7,000 Manchester City supporters will be champing at the bit to see tomorrow’s FA Cup third round tie between the two sides.
One of the most memorable days in City’s recent history was played out at Ewood Park on 7th May 2000 as Joe Royle’s City won promotion back to the Premier League after beating Blackburn 4-1. City only needed a point to secure promotion and it looked as if it may not be City’s day when Blackburn took the lead and hit the post an incredible four times. Shaun Goater equalised before City ran riot and brushed aside the opposition to ensure a second successive promotion.
Needless to say but the City fans were jubilant roaring out chorus after chorus of Blue Moon and performing Conga dances all around the stadium. At the final whistle the traveling City supporters flooded the pitch to celebrate with the players and coaching staff. It was a great day to be a City supporter.
Goater, Dailly (OG), Kennedy, Dickov
To see the highlights as well as interviews with Joe Royle and Shaun Goater check out the embedded videos.
On this day Santana featuring Rob Thomas was sitting at number 30 in the UK Singles Chart with Smooth.
Written by Robert Toole