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On This Day At Manchester City

A Look Back At Some Matches Played Over The Last Thirty Years

Views Of Etihad Stadium As UK Government Imposes Coronavirus Measures Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

Well, 2nd May is not a popular date for City to play on over the last 30 years and we can only find two matches since 1990, so here they are:

1992 - Oldham Athletic

The First Division came to an end for City on this day 1992 and they would end the campaign with a short trip to Ice Station Zero, or to give it its lesser known name, Boundary Park. City had won the last three matches and sought revenge on a newly promoted Oldham side that had beaten them 2-1 at Maine Road earlier in the season.

The home side took the lead through Tony Henry on 11 minutes, but youngster Drian Mike equalised for the bleus five minutes later. David White Put City in from on 31 minutes as City went in 2-1 up at the break. City then scored three goals in six second half minutes, with White on 62, Mike Sheron making it 4-1 on 67 minutes, before White completed his hat-trick on 68 minutes. Former City striker Paul Moulden pulled a goal back with three minutes remaining as the blues won 5-2.

Watch City beat Oldham here

2009 – Blackburn Rovers

The 2008/09 season hadn’t quite gone as planned. Despite the injection of funds from ADUG and the marquee signing of Brazilian star Robinho, Mark Hughes’ blues were still struggling to make a mark on the Premier League and sat in 9th place in the league and had an outside chance of playing in Europe next season.

A 3-1 home win over Blackburn would give them another three points and blues fans were expectant of a goal rush when the bleus went 3-0 up at half time thanks to Felipe Caicedo, Robonho and Elano, but City drew a blank in the second half and conceded in the 66th minute. But City would only win one of their final three matches, which snuffed out any chance of qualifying for Europe.