On This Day: 17 February
- 17 February 2016 10:46
- Posted by @kareem_kaddouri
Taking a look back at key events that took place on this day in City history.
On this day in 1951 City recorded a 2-0 away win against Coventry City to keep their hopes alive of promotion to the First Division.
Goals from Bill Spurdle and Roy Clarke ensured the Blues would remain four points off the top of the table. The team went on to win promotion by finishing runners-up to Preston North End, who won the title.
On this day in 1998 City were facing relegation to the third tier of English football for the first time in the Club’s history.
Manager Frank Clarke was sacked having won just a third of his games in charge. City had a promising start to the season, but a poor run of form saw them slip down the league and Clarke was dismissed after a 1-0 defeat at home to Bury.
On this day in 2012 the City U18s recorded a 4-1 win away to Swindon Town in the FA Youth Cup. Jordi Hiwula, Devante Cole and Adam Drury were on target for City, plus the unfortunate Swinndon defender Aaron Oakley, who scored an own goal. A 40-yard stunner from Robins full-back Robert Murden gave Swindon some consolation.
On this day three years ago the Blues recorded a 4-0 home win against Leeds United in the FA Cup to progress to the sixth round of the competition.
Yaya Toure netted in the fifth minute before Sergio Aguero slotted a penalty away in the 15th minute to double the lead for the Blues.
Carlos Tevez scored in the 52nd minute and Aguero rounded off the rout in the 74th minute.