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On this day: A derby demolition

Looking back at games, moments or events that occurred on this day in our history...

23 October


New manager John Bond signs Coventry City winger Tommy Hutchison for £47,000.


The skilful Scot had made 310 league appearances with the Midlands side and ‘Hutch’ immediately became a big crowd favourite with the Maine Road faithful.

Graceful and intelligent, Hutchison, along with fellow bargain buy Scots Bobby McDonald and Gerry Gow, help transform City from relegation favourites to FA Cup finalists


More than 10,000 fans pack into Old Trafford’s Scoreboard End as City went in search of a first Manchester derby away win in eight years.

Hopes were high and Dennis Tueart and David Cross fired us into a 2-0 first half lead, but Frank Stapleton;s brace after the break change the complexion of the game to leave City clinging on for a 2-2 draw.


City, back in the Premier League after back to back promotions, beat Southampton to secure a fourth win of the season.

The Saints dominated proceedings, but Paul Dickov’s goal gave Joe Royle’s side a first half lead and Danny Tiatto drilled a fierce shot in off the underside of the bar to seal the victory in injury time.


City were in derby dreamland, thrashing United 6-1 to record a famous victory at Old Trafford.

It was the Reds worst home defeat since 1955 and an emphatic statement of intent from Roberto Mancini’s side, who would go on to pip our rivals to the Premier League title later that season.

Mario Balotelli marked the first goal with his iconic ‘Why Always Me?’ celebration and doubled the lead in the second half after Jonny Evans had been sent off.

Sergio Aguero made it 3-0 before Darren Fletcher pulled one back for the hosts, but it proved little more than a consolation as City ran riot late on, with Edin Dzeko netting a brace and David Silva scoring a richly deserved goal.

A day that will live long in the memory!



City come from behind in Russia to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 in the Champions League group stage.

Zoran Tosic lobbed Joe Hart to give the home side the lead, but Manuel Pellegrini’s side hit back instantly through Sergio Aguero and the Argentine scored the winner three minutes before half-time.


City go top of Group F with a 3-0 win away at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

The impressive David Silva broke the deadlock on the half hour mark and Aymeric Laporte ensured we went in two goals to the good when he headed in from a corner shortly after.

Bernardo Silva completed the scoring as he fired in off the post within two minutes of being introduced as a substitute.

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