Tag: Manchester City

Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs Manchester City, May 1968

Newcastle United play Manchester City at St James Park this evening in a match of significance at both ends of the Premier League table. Regardless of what the broadcasters might tell you, however, the significance of this match has nothing on a previous end of season meeting between the two clubs from 1968. Manchester City had been relegated from the First Division five years earlier and, in manner that will be rather too familiar to long-time supporters of the club, took three years to get back into the top flight. Their first season back ended in a respectable enough...

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Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Manchester United, November 1971

Manchester City vs Manchester United has, since the former of those two clubs were suddenly enriched by money from the Middle East, become a fixture which carries a resonance that reverberates through the entire Premier League. This is no longer merely tornado of a local rivalry which only affects those close to its eye. This season, of course, these two clubs are not fighting for the championship itself, as they otherwise have been in recent years. But a place in next year’s Champions League is still at stake, and for all the criticism that has been thrown at Louis...

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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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