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On this day: 4 February

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

1967


Colin Bell nets the game's only goal as the Blues edge past Blackpool.

Having lifted the league title, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup with the Club, the midfielder is still regarded today as City's all-time best player.

The Etihad Stadium's West Stand is named after him.

Colin Bell

1989


City lift themselves into the automatic promotion places with a hard-fought win at Portsmouth.

Nigel Gleghorn's strike is enough for the three points, as the midfielder volleys home David White's cross at the backpost.

Mel Machin's side would earn promotion with a second-place finish come May.

2004


The Blues pull off one of the greatest comebacks in FA Cup history.

Kevin Keegan's men find themselves 3-0 down at half-time and with ten men...

An incredible second-half display sees the visitors score four times, courtesy of Sylvain Distin, Paul Bosvelt, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Jon Macken.

2012


A snow-covered Etihad Stadium sees City put Fulham to the sword with a 3-0 triumph.

Sergio Aguero opens the scoring with a penalty, before an own goal by Chris Baird doubles the lead.

Edin Dzeko then adds a third, as the Blues continue their title push.

The following May would see Roberto Mancini's men lift the Premier League trophy for the first time.

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