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On this day: Sergio punishes Palace and Happy Birthday Zaba!

On this day: Sergio punishes Palace and Happy Birthday Zaba!
Events, games and moments on this day in our history...

JANUARY 16

2007: City defeat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at the City of Manchester Stadium in a FA Cup third round replay.

Stephen Ireland opened the scoring just before the break, however the visitors hit back just after the restart as Lee Bullen dragged the Owls level.

Fortunately for Stuart Pearce and his side, Darius Vassell was on hand to restore our lead five minutes later to book City a place in the fourth round.

2008: A sole goal from Elano 18 minutes from time gave City a nail-biting 1-0 home win over West Ham United in the third round of the FA Cup, to setup a tie away at Sheffield United.

2012: A first half header from Edin Dzeko proved enough for Roberto Mancini's City to defeat Wigan Athletic 1-0 at the DW Stadium. 

The victory kept City top of the table on route to our maiden Premier League title four months later.

2016: Goals from Fabian Delph, David Silva and a brace from Sergio Aguero gave City a resounding 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium.

Delph opened the scoring as his superb effort from range crept into the bottom corner, before Aguero made it two - also from distance - just before the break. 

The Argentine added a second with 20 minutes left to play, and could have had a hat-trick 15 minutes later, as he broke away into the Palace box.

However, he unselfishly set up Silva for a tap in to round off a dominant afternoon for Manuel Pellegrini's side.

WATCH: Goal of the Day: Delph v Palace

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to City legend, Pablo Zabaleta, who turns 36 today!

'Zaba' arrived from RCD Espanyol in 2008 and made 333 City appearances, winning six major honours in that time. 

Known for his never-say-die attitude and superb defensive talent, the Argentine proved a real fan-favourite, thus cementing himself as cult-hero amongst City supporters.

Feliz cumpleaños, Zaba!


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