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On this day: Steph Signs, Kolarov cracker and a Brazilian brace

New Year's Day throughout our history...

2002: Kevin Keegan's side ran out 3-1 winners over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Three second half goals from Shaun Goater, Eyal Berkovic and Shaun Wright-Phillips sealed the win, with former City man, Michael Brown scoring the only goal for the hosts.


2005: A goal either side of half time from Paul Bosvelt and Shaun Wright-Phillips secured a 2-1 home win over Southampton, to ensure City got 2005 off to a winning start.

2007: A Georgio Samaras brace proved too much for Everton, as City ran out 2-1 winners at the City of Manchester Stadium over the Toffees.

2013: Roberto Mancini's City ran out convincing 3-0 winners over Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium, thanks to goals from Pablo Zabaleta, Edin Dzeko and a Sergio Aguero penalty.

2014: City sign England international, Steph Houghton from Arsenal after signing a three-year deal. Houghton will go onto secure legendary status at the club, leading City to three FA Cups, three Continental Cups and one FA Women's Super League title.

2014: Manuel Pellegrini's side record a thrilling 3-2 win over Swansea City on the way to our second Premier League title.

Fernandinho and Yaya Toure got themselves on the scoresheet, as well as a superb third from Aleksander Kolarov, which saw the Serbian carry the ball from his own half before smashing one past Gerhard Tremmel from the edge of the box.

2015: City record an enthralling 3-2 victory over Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium with all five goals coming in the second half.

Strikes from Yaya Toure and Stevan Jovetic put Pellegrini's side 2-0 up, but the Black Cats hit back quickly to make the score 2-2 just five minutes later.

However, just two minutes after losing our lead we regained it through Frank Lampard to cap off an action-packed second half that saw five goals scored in 16 minutes.

2020: Pep Guardiola and his side side sealed a nail-biting 2-1 home win over Everton thanks to a second half double from Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazilian's goals came within just seven minutes of each other, to put City 2-0 up with half an hour to play. 

Richarlison rescued some hope for the visitors with 20 minutes left on the clock, but it proved too little too late, as City began 2020 with all three points.