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On this day: The perfect goal?

On this day: The perfect goal?
Looking back at events, moments and games on this day in our history...

11 November

2012

Edin Dzeko came off the bench to give Manchester City a dramatic late win over Tottenham Hotpsur.

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The Bosnian scored two minutes from time to seal a 2-1 victory which preserved Roberto Mancini’s side’s unbeaten start to the season.

Steven Caulker headed Spurs in front from a first-half free-kick and City toiled in attack until Sergio Aguero picked the ball up on the right side of the box and turned inside the visitors’ goalscorer before calmly rolling the ball past Brad Friedel into the bottom corner.

Dzeko, who had scored four times off the bench already that season, was sent on with 17 minutes remaining as City laid siege on the Tottenham goal.

The reward game in the dying minutes, when the striker collected David Silva’s superb return pass and crashed a half-volley past Friedel to stretch our unbeaten home run to 35-games.

 

2018

Ilkay Gundogan finished off an incredible 44-pass move to wrap up a comfortable 3-1 win over Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

'THE perfect goal' was how former player Rodney Marsh described a move which typified City under Pep Guardiola.

The hosts kept the ball for one minute and 55 seconds, in which United were chasing shadows before Gundogan ghosted between their defence to slot Bernardo Silva's cross beyond David De Gea.

 

It was a game City dominated, but United still harboured hopes of a point until the German struck, after Anthony Martial's penalty kept Jose Mourinho's men within touching distance of the hosts.

David Silva had put Guardiola's side ahead at the break, before Sergio Aguero rifled in a deserved second, but the free-flowing football that created Gundogan's goal was the icing on the cake in this derby victory.

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