On this day: 28 January
- 28 January 2016 09:04
- Posted by @MPHenson
Looking back through the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City's history...
A shock result in the Second Division as City overcame top-of-the-table Blackburn 3-2 in the Second Division.
A brace from Jimmy Heale and a goal from Peter Doherty secured the win for Wilf Wild’s side at Maine Road in front of over 40,000 fans.
One of three FA Cup games to feature in our choices today, a single goal from Paul Walsh was enough to beat Aston Villa 1-0 and seal a place in the Fifth Round against Newcastle United.
Just a month after the 4-3 thriller at the DW Stadium, City and Wigan squared off in the FA Cup on 28 January 2006.
Stuart Pearce's side got revenge for the aforementioned defeat by progressing through to the Fifth Round thanks to Andy Cole’s strike just six minutes before the full time whistle.
City would go on to reach the Quarter-Final of the FA Cup that season, losing to a West Ham United that went on to reach the Final.
28 January has been a popular date for FA Cup games in years gone by and, in 2007, City faced a Southampton side that were pushing for the play-offs in the Championship.
A Saints side, featuring a 17-year old Gareth Bale, took the lead in the 23rd minute through Kenwyne Jones before Darius Vassell fired City level just three minutes later.
Joey Barton gave the Blues the lead on the stroke of half time and the result was sealed with 20 minutes to play when DaMarcus Beasley applied the finish from close range after taking the ball past Kelvin Davis in the Southampton goal.
City welcomed a Newcastle side to the Etihad that had only won once away from home all season.
Mark Hughes’ side took the lead in the 17th minute through Shaun Wright-Phillips and the lead was doubled in the second half when Craig Bellamy scored against his former club.
Andy Carroll reduced the deficit late on but City were able to hold on to claim the three points to move them up to ninth in the Premier League.