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Dickov and Goater to feature in Manchester Remembers charity match

The 'Manchester Remembers' charity game will welcome back two former legends in Shaun Goater and Paul Dickov.

Set to take place at the Academy Stadium on Sunday 3 April, the charity match sees footballing legends and celebrities commemorate the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

The former strike pairing made over 200 appearances for the Club, scoring 87 goals in the process and are both synonymous with City's gradual rise back up to the English top flight in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Indeed, Goater finished as City's top scorer in four successive seasons between 1999 and 2002, before grabbing a famous brace in the final Manchester Derby at Maine Road in 2003 - which saw Kevin Keegan's men run out 3-1 as winners.

Not to be outdone, Dickov's late equaliser in the 1999 Division Two play-off final against Gillingham remains one of the Club's most memorable and crucial strikes.


The man who oversaw that dramatic victory, Joe Royle, will be joined by fellow former City midfielder Peter Reid in the dugout for the celebrities' team with names such as Danny Miller, Lloyd Griffith, Love Island's Callum Jones and Master Chef winner Simon Wood all set to feature.

Lining up alongside Dickov and Goater in the former players side will be ex-City midfielder Michael Brown as well as Paul Merson, Matt Le Tissier and Wes Brown, with Sam Allardyce taking charge of the side.

Adult tickets for the match will be priced at £20 and concessionary tickets at £10. You can purchase yours by clicking here.

All the money raised will be donated to the following charities - some of which were set up by the families who lost loved ones in the arena attack in 2017 - Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust, Liv’s Trust, The Megan Hurley Foundation, The Remembering Nell Foundation and Eilidh's Trust.

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