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On This Day: 19 February

  • 19 February 2016 09:44
  • Posted by @kareem_kaddouri/@timoscroft

Let's do the timewarp again and head back to memorable moments from City's history...

1949

We go back to 1949 to look at a win Manchester City recorded at home to Newcastle United in the First Division. 

A solitary goal from Scotsman Andy Black gave City the win in front of a 48,624 strong crowd at Maine Road. The result moved the Blues into eighth position and saw them begin to close the gap on Newcastle who sat in second place, six points ahead.

City would end the season in seventh, and this could be attributed to solid form at home with ten wins and 28 goals recorded at Maine Road. 

1966

On this day 50 years ago the Blues beat Coventry City 1-0 at Maine Road in the Second Division. The result lifted City to the summit of the table in a year famously remembered for England’s heroics at the World Cup. 

The win was City’s ninth game without defeat and contributed to winning the title come the end of the season. 

Johnny Crossan scored the goal that secured the win for the Blues to leave the City faithful satisfied.  Once again, good home form made a difference for City, who remained undefeated at Maine Road over the 1965/66 campaign. 

1972

Huddersfield Town visited Maine Road on this day in 1972, but a narrow win saw City sitting on top of the league two points clear of Don Revie’s fearsome Leeds United. 

A goal from Tommy Booth was enough for the home side to record their 11th home win of the season, but the season ended in disappointment for City, who finished fourth with Brian Clough’s Derby County claiming the league title.  

Tommy Booth
City racked up 77 goals that season, but leaked too many at the back, conceding a total of 45 over the season which unfortunately contributed to the title slipping out of their hands.

2009

On a snowy evening in the Danish capital, City conceded a last-minute equaliser to draw the first leg of their UEFA Cup round of 32 tie 2-2 with FC Copenhagen.

There were limited chances in the opening exchanges but on the half hour mark City took the lead. It was a rare shot from Nedum Onouha that posed problems for the Copenhagen goalkeeper Jesper Christiansen, who fumbled and allowed the ball roll in. 

Nedum Onuoha

It took City only four minutes to respond and on the hour mark Shaun Wright-Phillips played in Stephen Ireland who expertly put the ball past Christensen. The Blues had two clear chances to put the game beyond doubt but the hosts struck at the death to deny City.

Mark Hughes’ side progressed to the last 16 thanks to a 2-1 win at home with Craig Bellamy grabbing both City’s goals late in the match to seal a 4-3 aggregate victory.

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