Tag: Manchester City

League Cup Final Of The Day: Manchester City vs Newcastle United, 1976

Make no mistake about it. While they were no great shakes in the FA Cup at the same time, Manchester City liked the League Cup during the early to mid 1970s. They won the competition in 1970 against West Bromwich Albion and were runners-up to Wolverhampton Wanderers, after all. In 1976, they found their way back to the final of the competition after beating Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Manchester United, Mansfield Town and Middlesbrough to reach Wembley. Their opponents were Newcastle United. Newcastle had reached the FA Cup Final two years earlier before being casually brushed aside by Liverpool....

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Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Chelsea, January 1979

This weekend at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea take on Manchester City in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup. Although Chelsea’s league position has been a little depressed this season, this is still one of the biggest ties of the last sixteen of this year’s competition. At the time of writing, Chelsea are still in this year’s Champions League, but the FA Cup would seem to be the club’s best chance of rescuing some silverware from what has been a dismal season by their own lofty standards. Manchester City, meanwhile, have a League Cup final to look forward to, are...

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Superly Duperly Sunday, 2: Manchester City 1-2 Spurs

The Tottenham Hotspur club motto, “Audere est facere”, translates as “to dare is to do”, and this evening Spurs supporters may just be beginning to come to terms with the fact that they may soon have to start considering their team to be contenders for this year’s Premier League title. This afternoon at The Etihad Stadium, they received a little of the rub of the green with a penalty decision that probably shouldn’t have been given, but overall were still reasonably good value for a win against a Manchester City team that wasn’t as abject as it was last...

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Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur, September 1981

This weekend, Manchester City play Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League that is likely to go some way towards further muddying the waters of where the trophy might end up come the end of the season. These two teams have, of course, a long history of matches between them, ranging from the “Ballet On Ice” of 1968, when Manchester City danced their way around the Spurs defence on a snowbound pitch five times, to the 1981 FA Cup final, when Manchester City’s Tommy Hutchinson scored at both ends before a moment of beauty from Ricardo Villa in the replay...

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Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Leicester City, April 1969

Is this afternoon’s match between Manchester City and Leicester City the most important that these two clubs have ever played? Well, the stakes are high and a win for Leicester would surely lead to a final realisation that this most unlikely of teams might actually be capable of winning the Premier League this season. For supporters of a certain age, though, mention of this fixture may lead to a glazing over of the eyes and memories of a fixture from forty-seven years ago. Manchester City’s previous season ended with Joe Mercer’s team having won the Football League championship for...

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