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On This Day At Manchester City

A Look Back At Some Matches Over The Last 30 Years

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Well, it seems that over the last 30 years, the 18th April has been a date of few matches for Manchester City. In fact, we could only find two, so here they are

1992 – West Ham

The 1991/92 season was not a bad one for City. The blues had consolidated their position in the First Division and had pushed for a place in Europe now the ban on English clubs had been lifted. That possibility had all but ended with defeat at Sheffield Wednesday the week earlier, but by the time West Ham arrived at Maine Road, City were pushing for fifth place.

The Hammers were bottom of the league and facing relegation in the face and City didn’t help their cause by inflicting a 2-0 defeat on them. Things must have been bad for the Hammers as Wayne Clarke made a rare appearance and scored a even rarer goal in City blue. The former Everton man scored just his second City goal, with Neil Pointon adding a second in a match that all but relegated the Hammers

2003 - Spurs

City’s first season back in the top flight under Kevin Keegan was, by City standards, a successful return. After spending five continuous seasons being involved in promotion or relegation battles, City could finally breathe as they put ten points between them and the third from bottom club, West Ham.

City didn’t have a great record at White Hart Lane but set about putting that right as early as the third minute, when David Sommeil scored the opener. Joey Barton made it 2-0 on 21 minutes as the blues ended a 5 match winless run in North London.

Let’s hope the 19th is better!