City return from the international break against Chelsea this weekend and ahead of their visit to the Etihad Stadium, we’re revisiting a memorable victory over the West London outfit from December 2009.
Chelsea arrived in Manchester as reigning Premier League champions that day, but came up against a relentless Mark Hughes side, who fought back after going behind to Emmanuel Adebayor’s early own goal.
The Togolose made amends before half-time, prodding home after Shaun Wright-Phillips’ effort had pinballed round the penalty area.
Carlos Tevez 25-yard free-kick gave City a lead to cling to with more than half an hour to play and Shay Given proved to be the hero as he denied Frank Lampard from 12-yards after Nedum Onuoha had fouled Didier Drogba.
Roles will be reversed somewhat this Saturday, when City will welcome Chelsea as champions, while Frank Lampard returns to the Etihad for the first time as a manager.