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On this day: Ederson penalty save extends magnificent unbeaten run

On this day: Ederson penalty save extends magnificent unbeaten run
New Year's Eve throughout our history...

2017

Ederson’s injury time penalty save preserves City’s unbeaten Premier League record after a testing 0-0 draw away to Crystal Palace. Raheem Sterling’s foul on Wilfred Zaha two minutes into added time gave the struggling Eagles the chance of a shock win.

But Milivojevic’s spot-kick was saved by the Brazilian keeper to earn a point at Selhurst Park and leave City 14 points clear at the top,

City had won 18 games on the bounce in the league and dropped just two points out of 60 before the trip to South London.

The draw came at a cost, with Gabriel Jesus leaving the pitch in tears following an injury and Kevin De Bruyne stretchered off after a dangerous challenge from Jason Puncheon, though thankfully the Belgian recovered quickly.

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1988

City record a 2-1 win away to Swindon courtesy of goals from Jason Beckford and Brian Gayle. The victory comes in the middle of something of a sticky run for Mel Machin’s men who dropped vital points in a 2-2 draw with Shrewsbury and lost 3-1 at Stoke City on Boxing Day.

1977

Brian Kidd’s diving header against Aston Villa and Peter Barnes’ strike give the Blues an impressive 2-0 win in front of 46,074 Maine Road fans. The win completes a terrific Christmas period for Tony Book’s side who have won all three games in a hectic five-day period – without conceding a goal.

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