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On this day: 24 January

Looking back through the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City's history...

1948


City clinch a 2-0 win over Chelsea after extra time in the FA Cup.

Billy Linacre opens the scoring and George Smith doubles the Blues' advantage.

The victory earns a home tie against Preston in the next round.

1953


Billy Spurdle bags a hat-trick in a 5-1 victory over Middlesbrough.

Don Revie and Johnny Williamson are also on the scoresheet.

Billy Spurdle

2010


In his final appearance for the Club, record signing Robinho scores his last goal for City in a 4-2 win at Scunthorpe United.

It's a typically classy effort to sign off on, though his time with the Blues had largely been disappointing, sprinkled with flashes of genius.

Martin Petrov, Nedum Onuoha and Sylvinho also find the net at Glanford Park, with the latter's goal - his first for the Club - particularly spectacular.

2014


The newly formed Manchester City Women’s Football Club re-launch at a pre-season event at the Etihad Stadium.

Attended by former players and staff of the women's team, plus key names in the footballing world including Manuel Pellegrini and Patrick Vieira, the event showcases the Club's new star signings and reveals MCWFC will will mirror and benefit from its association with the men's team.

Discussing her thoughts on the announcement, new captain - now also England skipper - Steph Houghton tells of a 'new era' for the women's game.

Plans are also announced to develop and evolve local women's and girls' football with community coaching programmes.

Later that year, MCWFC would go on to lift their first piece of silverware - the Continental Cup. Today, they are title contenders in England's top flight with a place in the 2016-17 Champions League.

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Take us to Wembley


City face Everton in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi final on Wednesday 27 January, in what's set to be a thrilling night of cup football at the Etihad.

Tickets are available to buy online at mcfc.co.uk/tickets by telephone on +44 (0)161 444 1894 (option 1, option 1, option 2)* and in person at the Ticket Office on the first floor of the City Store at the Etihad Stadium.

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