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On this day: 13 August

  • 13 August 2013 08:57
  • Posted by @markbooth_mcfc

Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.

Sunday 13 August 1978

City’s European tour ended disastrously in Holland with a 5-1 defeat against AZ Alkmaar with Roger Palmer scoring City’s consolation goal.

Manchester City 1978 Team 

Though City had coasted past several Swedish sides and beaten Dutch outfit SC Heracles 3-2 five days earlier, the defeat was a clear sign that something wasn't quite right with the team that finished fourth in the league the previous May. 

Even with five senior players absent, the margin of the defeat was of concern to manager Tony Book and the frailties shown would re-emerge through what would be a frustrating campaign during the 1978/79 season. 

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