On this day in Manchester City history: 20 March - Manchester City FC

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On This Day: 20 March

  • 20 March 2016 09:51
  • Posted by @MPHenson

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


City welcome Preston North End on this day in 1965 and picked up the win after a seven-goal thriller in front of 12,884 fans at Maine Road.

Jimmy Murray notched a brace with Dave Connor and Johnny Crossan grabbing the other two goals to secure the two points and move City up to 10th in Division Two.


Three weeks after the League Cup final win against Newcastle United, Dennis Tueart was back on the score sheet when Wolves visited Maine Road.

The then 26-year old helped City on the way to a victory with a penalty with the other goals coming from Ged Keegan and Mike Doyle (pictured) as the Blues chalked up at 3-2 win.


Today’s Manchester derby isn’t the only one to be played on 20 March, with the two sides meeting at Maine Road on this day in 1993.

Niall Quinn opened the scoring in the 57th minute before Eric Cantona levelled the scores eleven minutes later to earn United a share of the points.


City and Colchester have only played each other two times over the years, with both meetings coming in the 1998/99 season.

Joe Royle took his side to Layer Road on 20 March 1999 as City looked to secure their second win of the season against the U’s.

Shaun Goater grabbed the only goal of the game to secure the three points and City went on to lose only one of their remaining nine games after the victory.

The rest, as they say, is history as City secured promotion in dramatic fashion in the play-off final at Wembley against Gillingham. What a great day that was!

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