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On this day: City meet the Poznan, KDB's a last-gasp hero and Kun equals record

Notable events, moments and matches on this day in our history...

October 21st

2001: Striker Jess Park is born in Brough, Yorkshire. Having starred for hometown Club York City as a teenager, she made the move to Manchester to join City in October 2017 and is now regarded as one of the brightest young talents in the game, earning praise for her recent displays.

2010: Emmanuel Adebayor became the first Manchester City player to score a hat-trick in Europe in a 3-1 win over Lech Poznan that sent us top of Europa League Group A.

Adebayor opened the scoring with a superb turn and finish from the edge of the area early in the first half.

The striker doubled the lead soon after with a header from David Silva's cross.

Joel Tshimbamba scored from close range to make it 2-1 but Adebayor neatly finished another Silva cross to end the Polish side's spirited challenge.


The night is also remembered for the iconic sight of the support of the Poznan away fans – with their trademark backs to goal celebration subsequently adopted by City fans to memorable effect.

2015: Kevin de Bruyne's 91st-minute winner gave City a dramatic 2-1 Champions League victory over Group D rivals Sevilla.

The Spanish side had taken a lead when Vitolo's cross was turned in by the impressive Yevhen Konoplyanka.

City quickly equalised when Wilfried Bony's close-range shot was deflected home off Adil Rami after good work by Yaya Toure.

And, for the second successive European game, Manuel Pellegrini's men snatched three vital points in the dying seconds.

Yaya Toure charged forward in stoppage time and fed De Bruyne, who cut in from the right to score his fifth goal in his last seven games for City and send us into second place in the group.


2017: Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City's all-time goalscoring record as we beat Burnley 3-0 to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Aguero's first-half goal, a penalty, was his 177th for the club and brought him level with Eric Brook's total, as well as sending City on our way to an 11th straight win, equalling another club record.

The Clarets had few sights of goal themselves, but it took two goals in the space of two second-half minutes from Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane for Pep Guardiola's side to make sure of the points.

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