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On this day: 9 September

  • 09 September 2013 09:42
  • Posted by @porter_mcfc

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

Saturday, 9th September 1978

City thrash a strong Leeds United 3-0 at Maine Road to end their dismal start to the season. The Blues had failed to win any of their first four Division One games and went into the game in 15th position, while Leeds were among the leading pack. A healthy crowd of 40,125 see upcoming young striker Roger Palmer score twice and Dave Watson add another to finally get the season up and running, though it would ultimately be a season of great upheaval and disappointment as Tony Book’s side gradually were broken up by returning coach Malcolm Allison.

Monday 9th September 2003

Lee Croft and Paulo Wanchope are on target as City reserves record their first victory of the season with a 2-0 victory over Bolton at Hyde. A healthy gate of 1,157 attend.

Do you remember this day? We building the social history of Manchester City and we want you tell us your side of the story. If you have a memory or a story of this day, submit it to #citystories.


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