Looking back at events, signings and games from City’s history that occurred on this day…

22 March

1969

Tommy Booth’s 89th-minute goal is enough to beat Everton in the FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park.

City had gone into the game as slight underdogs but Booth smashes home from close range late on to book our place in the Final where Leicester City await…

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1997

Goals from Dalian Atkinson and Steve Lomas clinch a 2-0 victory over Stoke at Maine Road.

2003

Frank Lampard is on the scoresheet for Chelsea as City suffer a heavy defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, John Terry, Mario Stanic and William Gallas also find the net on a tough afternoon for Kevin Keegan’s men, which also sees Sun Jihai dismissed for two yellow cards.

2004

City fall to a disappointing defeat to Leeds at Elland Road, as the Yorkshire outfit climb off the foot of the Premiership table.

Nicolas Anelka had cancelled out Stephen McPhail's free-kick but Mark Viduka clinched the points for the Lilywhites from the penalty spot, after Daniel Van Buyten was sent off for a foul on Alan Smith.


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2008

Sven Goran-Eriksson’s City pick up a point on the road with a frustrating goalless draw at relegation-threatened Bolton’s Reebok Stadium.

2009

Micah Richards is on the scoresheet to steer City to a narrow victory over ten-man Sunderland.

George McCartney sees red for the Black Cats after just 15 minutes but City struggle to break down the visitors' defence with Robinho unsuccessful from the spot with a penalty saved by Marton Fulop.

Richards breaks the deadlock in the 56th minute, heading home Elano’s free-kick.


2014

City produce a five-star display to thrash Fulham at the Etihad Stadium.

Watched on by special guest World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist Hope Solo, Manuel Pellegrini’s men storm to a 5-0 win, thanks to a Yaya Toure hat-trick and goals from Fernandinho and Martin Demichelis.

Toure bags two from the penalty spot when Alvaro Negredo and David Silva are upended - with Fernando Amorebieta red-carded for the latter challenge - and curls a beauty into the top corner to cap a superb performance and claim the matchball.


2015

City kick off the 2015 campaign in style with a 3-1 FA Women’s Cup victory over Doncaster Belles.

A debut brace for Nikita Parris and a stoppage time strike from Toni Duggan on her return from injury are enough to see off the Belles and secure a coveted place in the next round of the competition.


Birthdays

Derek Jeffries is born in Longsight, Manchester on 22 March 1951.

The central defender started his career with City, clocking up 73 appearances between 1968 and 1973.