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On this day: FA Cup glory, Kelechi double and Lionesses legend born

Looking back at events - good or bad - on this day in our history...

Saturday 23 April 1904

The all-Lancashire FA Cup final between City and Bolton Wanderers was expected to be a close affair, and so it proved. The single goal that decided the match came on 20 minutes when Billy Meredith took a pass from Livingstone and dribbled in to score. Meredith, waiting behind Struthers, may have been fractionally offside when the ball was played through to him.. The referee, however, was quite adamant that the goal should stand and City held on to bring the FA Cup back to Manchester for the first time.

Saturday 23 April 2016

City stroll to a 4-0 win over Stoke City to move up to third in the Premier League and tighten a grip on a Champions League berth. Fernando opens the scoring with a header on 35 minutes and Sergio Aguero doubles the lead from the spot two minutes before the break. A Kelechi Iheanacho brace after half-time secures victory – the perfect preparation for the Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid in midweek.

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Sunday 23 April 1989

Stephanie Jayne Houghton is born on this day in 1989. Born and raised in Durham, she will go on to be a pioneer for women’s football, starting her career with Sunderland before joining Leeds United and then Arsenal. Steph signed for City in 2014 as part of the new look Manchester City Women’s team and has gone on to play more than 130 games, winning numerous trophies as captain. She has also won 120 caps for England – a legend of the game and a true leader in every sense. Happy birthday, skipper.

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