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On this day: Five-star City and a Carrow Road Christmas cracker

On this day: Five-star City and a Carrow Road Christmas cracker
Events, games and moments on this day in our history....


2001: Paulo Wanchope proved the star of the show, as his first half hat-trick saw City cruise past league leaders Burnley 5-1 at Maine Road.

The Costa Rican got the ball rolling early on by opening the scoring just two minutes in, before doubling his and City's account just before the half hour mark. 

Eyal Berkovic then got his name on the scoresheet to make it three, before Wanchope completed his hat-trick on the stroke of half-time to cap off a scintillating first half from Kevin Keegan's men. 


The visitors did pull back a consolation midway through the second half, but a goal from Darren Huckerby in the final moments restored our four-goal advantage, to move City just one point behind the table toppers.

2012: A brace from Edin Dzeko, a strike from Sergio Aguero and a Mark Bunn own goal secured City a 4-3 win over Norwich City in a seven goal thriller at Carrow Road.

Roberto Mancini's side got off to the perfect start as a neat David Silva through ball was tapped home by Edin Dzeko from six yards just two minutes in.

Moments later things got even better for Dzeko and City, as the Bosnian was there to slot in Aguero's pull back for his, and City's, second with just four minutes on the clock.


The hosts got themselves back into it, as a low free-kick from Anthony Pilkington reduced the deficit in a frantic first 15 minutes at Carrow Road.

Mancini and his side were then dealt another blow as Samir Nasri was sent off by the referee, reducing City to 10 men just before the break.

Into the second half, and City began in the same fashion as the first as a cool, dinked finish from Aguero restored our two goal advantage just minutes after the restart.

However, the Canaries once again got themselves back in it as Russell Martin headed in from six yards to again put the pressure back on Mancini's side.

Despite this, City responded well as a Dzeko effort cannoned back off the post and hit Norwich keeper, Bunn before rolling over the line, giving Mancini's men a two goal advantage for the third time.

The Canaries again got themselves back into the game, as Martin netted a second to make it 4-3. However 10-man City saw out the final 15 minutes to secure a Christmas cracker of a win at Carrow Road.

2019: Two second half strikes from Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne saw City ran out 2-0 winners over Sheffield United at the Etihad Stadium.

City had to wait until seven minutes into the second half before breaking the deadlock as De Bruyne rolled in Aguero, who smashed home at the near post from 10 yards to put Pep Guardiola's side ahead.

City then secured all three points with less than 10 minutes left as De Bruyne latched onto a Riyad Mahrez pass before slotting into the bottom corner to round off a hard-thought second half performance.

WATCH: City 2-0 Sheffield United: Brief highlights
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