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On This Day: Big wins over Burnley and Birmingham

Looking back at events - good or otherwise - that happened on this day in our history...

28 April

1923

Hyde Road hosts its final City game against Newcastle United as the two teams play out a 0-0 draw.

The home side are to move to the 80,000-seater Maine Road the following season with Hyde Road set to be demolished.

The ground would hold a public practice match in August of the same year as its final game.

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1934

After losing our last two FA Cup finals in 1926 and 1933, City return to Wembley to beat Portsmouth 2-1 – exactly 12 months after losing 3-0 to Everton.

A crowd of 93,258 see two goals from Fred Tilson see off Pompey and make good the promise of City captain Sam Cowan who had vowed the year before he would lead his beaten team back to Wembley and this time, leave as winners.

1958

A more than healthy 38,000 crowd turns out for Jimmy Meadows’ testimonial at Maine Road.

The long-serving full-back is clearly held in high esteem by the City fans who watch the home side beaten 4-2 by a Great Britain XI.

2000

A determined City side defeat Birmingham 1-0 at Maine Road thanks to a goal from Robert Taylor – arguably his most important moment in a sky blue shirt.

It’s a vital win for Joe Royle’s side who know a defeat for Ipswich Town the following day at leaders Charlton will guarantee automatic promotion.

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More importantly, it also means three points from our last game at Blackburn will take Royle’s men up regardless of Ipswich’s results.

Though potentially premature, the joyful City supporters rush onto the Maine Road pitch at full-time in celebration of an incredible season with the prospect of back-to-back promotions within touching distance...

2001

City's hopes of Premiership survival are kept alive with a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Ham in which goalkeeper Carlo Nash plays a starring role.

The shot-stopper preserves a pivotal clean sheet to hand Royle's side a precious three points, as Ian Pearce's own-goal separates the sides at Maine Road with two games remaining.

2007

City's torrid home form continues with a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa, as Stuart Pearce's side draw another blank.

Goals from John Carew and substitute Shaun Maloney seal the victory for the Villans, as the hosts' dismal record of failing to score on home soil since New Year's Day is extended.

Joey Barton spurns the chance to end that run, blazing over from the spot after Darius Vassell had been upended by Thomas Sorensen.

2019

City complete our home FA Women's Super League campaign with a 2-1 comeback triumph over already-relegated Yeovil.

Nick Cushing's side recover from a first-minute Glovers strike to clinch all three points with Nikita Parris and Lauren Hemp on the scoresheet but celebrations are muted following the news of Arsenal's title glory earlier in the day.

2019

City snatch a dramatic win at Burnley to move back top of the Premier League table with just two games to play.

Sergio Aguero nets three minutes after the hour at Turf Moor in extraordinary fashion, as the visitors finally breach a stubborn Clarets defence with a stroke of fortune.

Receiving Bernardo Silva's clipped pass, Aguero tries to stab home from six yards out with Matthew Lowton desperately attempting to hack away a last-ditch clearance.

Goalline technology determines the ball crosses the line by just 29mm to hand City the win, ensuring Pep Guardiola's men stand two victories away from a second successive Premier League crown...

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