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Season in pictures: January

Holding image the neil young tribute pre leicester game

Holding image the neil young tribute pre leicester game

Neil Young tributes, goals galore and freezing weather - January was colourful in more ways than one and certainly never dull. It was also the beginning of what would prove to be an epic FA Cup run.

The New Year had barely begun when City seemed to be cruising to a handsome win over Wolves at the City of Manchester Stadium. Leading 4-1 and looking for more goals, Wolves stunned the hosts by pulling two late goals back and could have pinched a point in the dying seconds at the Blues were sent a timely reminder that every team in the Premier League can be dangerous given enough time and space.

The game went into the history books when Kolo and Yaya Toure scored a goal each in the 4-3 win to become the first brothers to score in a top-flight game for City.

A rainy blackpool home win

The above game was also the first time new signing Edin Dzeko played for City. The Bosnian striker gave mcfc.co.uk a terrific two-part interview on his arrival at Carrington and the website team quickly became aware of the 'Dzeko Factor' - a knock-on effect his thousands of loyal followers cause whenever he appears on our website. Edin's Bosnian fans are legion, trust us!

look whos arrived at carrington

No prizes for guessing who this is - skipper Carlos Tevez shows his love of the Manchester weather by wearing the world's biggest snood under his training top. Snoods, incidentally, were banned from matches not long after this picture by FIFA - one of Sepp Blatter's better decisions some might say - just not Carlos.its waaaaay to cold for our argentinian striker carlos in training

After a dramatic 2-2 draw in the FA Cup third round tie at Leicester, Roberto Mancini welcomes mentor and former City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson back to the City of Manchester Stadium. The welcome ended the moment the game kicked off as City strolled into the next round after a 4-2 victory and everyone wondered, 'Could this be our year...?'

Sven and Roberto share a prematch chat

Finally, the Blues' proud links with the official supporters' clubs have never been stronger and Nigel de Jong took a talented trio along to Prestwich and Whitefield for an enjoyable Q&A and signing session. With the Dutchman were Joan Roman (left), Gai Assulin (centre, back) and Harry Bunn (right).

Gia, Nigel, Harry and Joan get ready to do a supporters club

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Silva shines and Zaba skippers Argentina

David Silva

Pablo Zabaleta realised a boyhood dream last week when he captained his country for the first time against Nigeria – but the match turned into a nightmare as Sergio Batista's weakened side lost 4-1 to the Super Eagles.

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The season in pictures: December

December brings a clutch of victories, the usual blip against Everton, and ... Alan! With due respect to Alans everywhere, the Salzburg player is the least pretentiously-named Brazilian ever, and Blues fans take the bemused substitute to their hearts instantly ...

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The season in pictures: November

things get acrabatic at carrington training pre birmingham

And in the blink of an eye we were in November, and though the mercury in the barometer was dropping, the temperature hotted up out on the pitch with spectacular efforts like this in training.