City see off a spirited Everton to claim all three points at Goodison Park. Gabriel Jesus nods City ahead on 24 minutes, before Dominic Calvert-Lewin levels on 33. The game is finely balanced until Riyad Mahrez (71) and Raheem Sterling (84) wrap up the points to ensure City stay five points adrift of leaders Liverpool
City beat West Ham at the Etihad with a Carlos Tevez brace and another from Martin Petrov giving Mark Hughes’ team a 3-1 win. Tevez gets City off to a flyer with a goal after five minutes before Carlton Cole’s clever back-heel levels the scores on 24. Martin Petrov restores the lead eight minutes later, but it is Tevez’s header from a Craig Bellamy cross just past the hour that seals victory in what is fifth-placed City’s best start to a campaign for 38 years.
City crash out of the UEFA Cup at the first hurdle following a 0-0 draw against Widzew Lodz in Poland. Tony Book's side drew the first leg 2-2, despite leading 2-0 at on stage, and exit on the away goals rule in disappointing fashion with many believing the side that narrowly finished runners-up to Liverpool in the league the season before were one of the competition favourites.
Rodney Marsh’s goal’s brilliant goal is enough to beat his former club QPR and is widely considered one of the best goals ever to be scored at Maine Road. The victory maintains the Blues’ 100% home record and put Tony Book’s men second in Division One just two pints off leaders Ipswich Town.