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FrankenCity: The legendary left foot

LEFT FIELD: Which former or current Blue has the ultimate left foot?

LEFT FIELD: Which former or current Blue has the ultimate left foot?

We kick off day one of our monster player feature with the fabled left foot.

Often cultured, sometimes sweet, a good left-foot is always a joy to behold in any player. City fans have enjoyed their share down the years and we’ve boiled the choice down to four for you to vote on.

Take a look and then cast your vote on our @mancity twitter poll.

Neil Young

Scored the only goal in the 1969 FA Cup Final against Leicester. In the European Cup Winners’ Cup final a year later, Young scored and then won the penalty that gave City a decisive lead.

Born just half a mile from Maine Road, Young scored 108 goals in 418 games and was a truly graceful inside left.

Gareth Barry

Metronomic presence in the City midfield between 2009 and 2013, helping City back to silverware through the FA Cup in 2011 before the historic Premier League title win a year later. Kept it simple in the Blues engine room allowing the likes of Yaya Toure and David Silva to spark.

David Silva

Merlin would at the centre of the debate about City’s best ever player full stop, let alone left foot, so he’s a shoe in for this particular boot-filling exercise. Consistently lights up the Etihad Stadium with brilliant technique, passing and vision. Sees all the pictures.

Stuart Pearce

Came to City late in his career but what a player, and what a left-foot. Helped City back into the top flight, making 43 appearances across all competitions in the 2001/02 campaign. Devastating from set-pieces, powerful in the tackle and with a ferocious mentality, Pearce has to be in the left-footer final four!

Honourable mentions

Aleks Kolarov

Power-packed left-boot has helped City to two Premier Leagues, an FA Cup and two League Cups.

Mark Kennedy

His left-foot had everything; power, finesse and range, and set-piece quality was guaranteed.

Michael Tarnat

The German’s free-kick against Blackburn one of the best City strikes ever.

Niclas Jensen

Scorer of that sublime volley against Leeds in 2003.

Tony Coleman

Excellent down City’s left during his stint in the late 60s, picking up League title and FA Cup winner medals.

 

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