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On this day: City net NINE and Neil Young tribute

Events, games and moments on this day in our history...


2011: Over 4,000 City fans donned red and black scarves in tribute to Neil Young, as Roberto Mancini's team played out a 2-2 draw away at Leicester City in the FA Cup third round.


Young had scored the winner in the 1969 FA Cup final against the same opponents on a day where City wore our iconic red and black striped away colours. 

City's away following paid tribute to the terminally ill Young by performing 'The Poznan' on the 24th minute, just 60 seconds after James Milner netted the first of City's goals in the 2-2 draw.

Carlos Tevez scored the other in the stalemate, however City went on to defeat the Foxes in the replay on the way to our first major trophy in 35 years.

2016: Manuel Pellegrini's City ran out 3-0 winners over Norwich City at Carrow Road in the third round of the FA Cup.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring with some individual brilliance, before Kelechi Iheanacho made it two just before the break.


Kevin De Bruyne added a third with 10 minutes to go to cap off a superb performance on the road.

2018: Pep Guardiola and his side recorded a thrilling 2-1 victory over Bristol City in the first leg of our Carabao Cup semi-final at the Etihad Stadium.

The Championship side took a shock lead just before half time as Bobby Reid scored from the spot. However, this was quickly cancelled out just after the break as De Bruyne levelled things up.

Then, in added time Aguero headed home a Bernardo Silva cross to give us the upper hand heading to Ashton Gate.

City would go onto win the second leg, before defeating Arsenal in the final to earn Guardiola's first piece of silverware as City boss.

2019: Guardiola and his side recorded our biggest ever victory at the Etihad Stadium, as an unbelievable attacking performance saw City run out 9-0 winners over Burton Albion in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.

Gabriel Jesus was the star of the show as he netted four, with De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Kyle Walker and Oleksanadr Zinchenko (for the first time in his City career) also getting their names on the scoresheet in a stunning showing.

We then went onto to win the tie 10-0 on aggregate, and this was followed by a Wembley victory over Chelsea on penalties to secure a second League Cup triumph in as many years.


Happy birthday to Eric Garcia, who turns 20 today!

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