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Man City Goal of the Day: Vassell v Sunderland

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Darius Vassell scored his first goal for Manchester City against Sunderland in August 2005 - check it out above!

The England striker joined City from Aston Villa that summer and took just three games to open his account.

He ran a great angle through the Black Cats defence to latch onto Joey Barton's through-ball and toe-poke the ball past Kelvin Davies in the Sunderland goal.

Trevor Sinclair put City two up and although the hosts pulled a goal back through Anthony Le Tallec, City secured the points.

Vassell went onto score 10 goals for City that season, the first of four he spent at the Club. 

City XI: James;, Mills, Dunne, Jordan (Onuoha 75), Thatcher; Sinclair, Barton, Reyna, Musampa (Jihai 80); Cole, Vassell.