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On This Day: 13 March

  • 13 March 2016 10:55
  • Posted by @MPHenson

Join us as we take a look back to games and events from this date in City history...


The first game to take place on 13 March throughout City history was 119 years ago when the Blues took on Leicester Fosse, the original name for Leicester City.

Billy Holmes and Billy Meredith were on target along with Billie Gillespie and Fred Williams to secure a 4-0 win for City.


Up next is a trip down memory lane back to 1948 when City welcome Burnley to Maine Road for a Division One clash.

George Smith and Roy Clarke (pictured) notched a brace each as the Blues secured a 4-1 victory over the Clarets to move up to 11th in the league.


34 years ago, John Bond took his City side to the City Ground to take on Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest in Division One.

Tommy Caton put the Blues ahead on the stroke of half time and it looked like City would take all three points until a 90th minute Peter Ward penalty snatched the victory away.


The latest game to be played on 13 March, City sealed a place in the FA Cup semi-final with a 1-0 win over Reading at the Etihad.

Roberto Mancini’s side had piled the pressure on throughout the game and it paid off in the 75th minute when Micah Richards nodded in the winner from David Silva’s corner.

The rest, as they say, is history as City went on to beat Manchester United 1-0 at Wembley before overcoming Stoke in the final to lift the FA Cup for the first time since 1969.

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