With seven games of the season remaining, Manchester City practically have the Premier League title wrapped up. But what was happening five, ten and twenty years ago at this stage?
2013 – Manchester United – Old Trafford
In April 2013, City travelled to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, looking to avenge the 3-2 defeat United had inflicted in December. City were the reigning champions, but United held a fifteen point lead over the blues.
After a goalless firs half, James Milner gave City the lead, only for Vincent Kompany to score an own goal which brought United level. However, Sergio Aguero burst into the United penalty area and unleashed a vicious shot into the back of the net to give City the points
2008 – Bolton Wanderers – Reebok Stadium
At this stage in 2008 City, under the leadership of Sven Goran-Erikssen, made the short journey to relegation threatened Bolton.
Bolton survived relegation that season, while City qualified for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Cup. Erikssen was dismissed after the 8-1 defeat away to Middlesbrough and replaced by Mark Hughes. Most notably during the summer, City were bought by ADUG.
1998 – Sheffield United – Maine Road
Another goalless draw for the blues, this time at home to Sheffield United. City were staring at relegation to the third tier of English football, and desperately needed to points against the Blades after losing their previous two games.
But it was not to be as they were denied by United held on for a point. From their remaining seven games, City would pick up just eight points and drop into the third tier for the first and only time in their history.