Noel sends Blues on date with Sven
- Sun 28 Nov 2010, 6:19PM
- Posted by Chris Bailey
Cty will travel to Leicester to meet Sven Goran-Eriksson's side in the FA Cup third round.
In an amazing coincidence City fan Noel Gallagher pulled the Blues out of the hat just seconds after Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno, a Leicester supporter, had drawn out his favourites.
The two rock stars, at Wembley for the draw, laughed and hugged at the news of the renewal of the 1969 final won by the Blues thanks to Neil Young's famous goal.
The contest will have a nostalgic feel for the older fans of both sides, some of City's current squad who played under Sven and for boss Roberto Mancini who credits the Swede with being a major influence on his own managerial career. Mancini also spent a short spell as a Leicester player.
Games take place over the weekend of January 7/8/9/10 with final dates and kick-off times determined after the television companies have had their say.