On This Day: 9 November
- Fri 09 Nov 2012, 8:53AM
- 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.
Wednesday 9th November 1977
City win 3-2 at Old Trafford – but not against Manchester United.
Having drawn twice with Luton Town in the League Cup third round – 1-1 at Kenilworth Road and 0-0 in the replay at Maine Road – a neutral venue was arranged, though being held in Manchester, City had something of an advantage!
It was worth the admission just to see City fans in the Stretford End, and the Blues progressed to the next round thanks to goals from Peter Barnes, Mike Channon and Brian Kidd in front of a gate of 13,,043.
Saturday 9th November 2002
In the last ever Manchester derby to be played at Maine Road, Kevin Keegan’s Blues beat United 3-1.
It was a win that brought an end to a 13 year drought, in which had City failed to win any meeting with their arch-rivals and only served to bolster the reputation of club legend Shaun Goater and the place he would take in City folklore.
Nicolas Anelka set the ball rolling in only the fourth minute as he took advantage of Fabien Barthez’s fumble to put the Blues in front, only for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to equalise four minutes later.
Keegan’s side weren’t going to be thwarted however, and when Goater picked Gary Neville’s pocket to re-gain City’s lead before half-time.
Five minutes into the second half, Goater scored his 100th goal for the club by dinking over the United keeper and celebrated with the ecstatic City crowd. A magical day all round for the Blues, but particularly the Goat.