On this day: 07 August
- 07 August 2012 08:06
- Posted by Nicola McCarthy
Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.
Monday 7th August 1978
Norwegian part-timers Hamar are put to the sword by a touring City team. The Blues, who had already drawn 1-1 with Djurgaarden and beaten Fredrikstadt 5-0 during the previous week, stroll home 7-0 with Brain Kidd notching a brace – his sixth and seventh goals of the tour – plus another two from Tony Henry and efforts from Colin Bell, Asa Hartford and Russell Coughlin seal the win.
Sunday 7th August 2011
City lose the Community Shield clash with Manchester United after throwing a two-goal lead away at Wembley. Goals from Joleon Lescott and Edin Dzeko give the Blues a comfortable two-goal cushion but Chris Smalling and a Nani brace – the last of which came deep into injury time – saw the bragging rights return to Old Trafford – for now!