On This Day: 22 March
- 22 March 2016 10:52
- Posted by @kareem_kaddouri
Join us as we take a look back to games and events from this date in City history...
Tommy Booth’s 89th-minute goal was enough to beat Everton in the FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park. The Blues had gone into the game as slight underdogs but the win put them into the final where Leicester City awaited.
City would go onto defeat the Foxes at Wembley, with a solitary strike from Neil Young (pictured), helping the Blues lift the cup.
Coventry City visited Maine Road on this day in 1975 with City looking to overturn a slight dip in form, having lost three out of the last four games.
The Blues were sitting in 12th place and a win would lift the team to tenth and within six points of first place in a very tight First Division.
City started the game well and were awarded a penalty that Dennis Tueart (pictured) tucked away to give the Blues a 1-0 win.
It was a stubborn performance from a ten-man Sunderland that nearly embarrassed City at Eastlands on this day in 2009.
George McCartney was sent of within half an hour for the Black Cats and this changed the flow of the game, making it much harder for City to break down the away side as they defended resolutely. Micah Richards was the saviour on the day for the Blues, netting in the 56th minute to secure all three points.
The Blues finished the season in tenth place, failing to qualify for European football the following year.
Yaya Toure was the hat-trick hero as City ran riot against Fulham at Etihad Stadium on this day two years ago.
Martin Demichelis and Fernandinho got themselves on the score sheet as well to help complete a 5-0 win for City.
The Blues were in third position, three points behind leaders Chelsea, with ten games to play. The win gave City vital momentum heading into the last games and come the end of the season the Blues would win the League and League Cup double to cap a very successful 12 months.