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On this day: Curle penalty earns 10-man City derby draw

On this day: Curle penalty earns 10-man City derby draw
Looking back at games or moments that occurred on this day in our history....

Wednesday 7 April 1992

City’s ten men fight back admirably to earn a 1-1 draw away to Manchester United.

Ryan Giggs gives United a first-half lead and then Neil Pointon is dismissed on 55 minutes to further compound City’s efforts.

But a superb counter-attack sees David White outpace Steve Bruce and as the speedy winger knocks the ball past the United defender, he mistimes his tackle and brings White crashing down in the box.

Skipper Keith Curle plants the spot-kick in the top right-hand corner of Peter Schmeichel’s net to send 10,000 City fans behind the goal into raptures.

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Saturday 7th April 1984

City record their first win at The Vetch Field, home of Swansea City, for 33 years with a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Derek Parlane (below, left) and Steve Kinsey.

Watched by a paltry 7,254 fans, it’s the perfect response to the 5-1 defeat suffered at Fulham in the previous away game and re-ignites the faint hopes of promotion from Division Two, though ultimately, City just miss out by finishing fourth.

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Saturday 7 April 2018

City look set to secure the Premier League title against Manchester United and with two goals in the space of five first-half minutes, the champions-elect go in at the break 2-0 up at the Etihad.

But the Reds launch a second-half comeback with three goals in 16 minutes from Paul Pogba (2) and Chris Smalling giving United a 3-2 win and ensuring City have to wait a little while longer for the inevitable coronation.

Birthdays

Lee Geum-min is born in South Korea on 7 April 1994.

The forward joined City in the summer of 2019 and bagged her first goal for the Club in an FA Women's Super League triumph over Birmingham in October.

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