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The start of the 2007-08 season was an exciting time for City fans.
Sven-Goran Eriksson’s frantic trolley dash around Europe saw a team assembled in double quick time – but they soon found their groove.
By the time Middlesbrough visited the Etihad Stadium in early October, the Blues were riding high and had established a 100 per cent home record.
They continued that with a 3-1 win over Boro, a result that kept them in third position in the Premier League table, just three points adrift of leaders Arsenal.
It was Elano who inspired the victory, scoring two superb goals, including this one that found the bottom corner from 25 yards after a superb assist from Michael Johnson.
City line-up that day:
Hart, Corluka, Dunne, Richards, Garrido, Ireland, Hamann, Johnson (Ball 60), Petrov, Mpenza (Samaras 74), Elano (Geovanni 78).
Subs Not Used: Schmeichel, Onuoha.