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On This Day: 5 March

  • 05 March 2016 08:12
  • Posted by @roline_mcfc

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

This particular date has heralded plenty of action over the years for the Blues with 14 games played. There have been six wins, four draws and four losses.

Here are some of the highlights...

1949


Andy Black nets the only goal of the game as the Blues edge past Sheffield United.

The Scottish inside forward appeared 139 times for City, scoring 47 goals.

He sadly passed away in 1989, aged 72.

1991


Three first-half goals help City return to winning ways with a triumph over Luton.

Niall Quinn nets two and Clive Allen bags a penalty to put the Hatters to the sword.

2002


City come from behind at Birmingham to keep themselves in the hunt for promotion.

Niclas Jensen levelled the score after Michael Johnson has opened the scoring for the hosts, and Kevin Horlock unleashed a sweet strike into the bottom corner to clinch a valuable three points.

The two strikes were the visitors' 99th and 100th goals for the season - an impressive feat in March. Unsurprisingly, they would go on to secure promotion - as champions.

2006


Georgios Samaras scores twice in the space of 60 seconds against the Premier League’s basement club Sunderland as City edge a 2-1 win over Mick McCarthy’s men.

Samaras’ strikes come in the ninth and tenth minutes but the Black Cats recover well to almost force a draw. The win takes City into ninth place while Sunderland remain eight points adrift of nearest rivals Portsmouth.

2011


A solitary David Silva effort hands City a hard-fought win over Wigan at the Etihad Stadium.

The victory closed United's gap at the top of the table to seven points, and kept the Blues' hopes of a top-four finish very much alive.

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