On this day in Manchester City history: 3 February - Manchester City FC

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On this day: 3 February

  • 03 February 2016 08:53
  • Posted by @MPHenson

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


The first of four victories on this day in City history, Bolton were the opponents at Burnden Park in 1962 as the Blues picked up the victory thanks to goals from Joe Hayes and David Wagstaffe (pictured).


City headed into the game having not won since 14 October 1978, a run of six draws and seven defeats.

However, that run ended at White Hart Line as City picked up the points with a 3-0 win after goals from Mike Channon, Brian Kidd (pictured) and Peter Barnes secured the victory.


The only FA Cup game to be played on this day throughout City history, the Blues hosted Blackpool in a Fourth Round replay after the original game finished 1-1.

A crowd of 26,503 were in attendance at Maine Road to see the two Paul’s, Stewart (pictured) and Simpson, score to set up a Fifth Round tie against Plymouth Argyle.


Alan Ball’s side were in action three days after Uwe Rosler scored in a 1-1 draw away at Southampton when they hosted QPR on 3 February 1996.

New signing Nigel Clough (pictured), who made his debut in the aforementioned game, was on target on his first appearance at Maine Road since joining from Liverpool, with Kit Symons scoring the other in a 2-0 win.


Liverpool were the visitors to the Etihad in the Premier League on 3 February 2013. Edin Dzeko opened the scoring before former City striker Daniel Sturridge equalised six minutes later.

Steven Gerrard put Liverpool ahead with 17 minutes to play, but that goal was soon cancelled out when Sergio Aguero levelled in the 78th minute to ensure a second 2-2 draw between the two sides in the 2012/13 season.

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