City travel to Stoke with a 2-0 lead from the League Cup second round, first leg at Maine Road but lose by the same score-line to The Potters and with no further scoring during extra time, the game goes to penalties. In a tense shoot-out, the score reaches 8-8 before the Blues edge ahead again. Joe Corrigan saves the Stoke effort to give the Blues passage into round three where they are paired with Fourth Division Northampton Town.
City see off second tier QPR with a comprehensive 3-0 League Cup win at Loftus Road. Shaun Wright-Phillips opens the scoring on 22 minutes and adds a second to kill off the hosts on 76 minutes and a third from Jon Macken 60 second later puts Kevin Keegan’s men into the fourth round of the Carling Cup.
Paul Lake is born in Manchester. The gifted Lake goes on to captain City, the club he supported as a boy, and only a succession of knee injuries ends the career of a player destined to be one of the game’s true greats.
Lucy Bronze is born in the border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Bronze, just a couple of miles away from qualifying to play for Scotland, goes on to play 81 times (to date) for England as well as having spells for several clubs including Sunderland, Liverpool, Lyon and is currently in her second spell with City.
City progress to the League Cup quarter-finals with an emphatic 5-1 win over Crystal Palace. Wilfried Bony opens the scoring on four minutes and Kevin De Bruyne adds a second on 44. Kelechi Iheanacho adds a third just before the hour-mark and a Yaya Toure penalty makes it 4-0 on 77 minutes. The Eagles pull one back on 89 before Manu Garcia has the final say four minutes into added time.