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On this day: City's VAR heartache as Champions League dream ends

On this day: City's VAR heartache as Champions League dream ends
Looking back at events - good or bad - that happened on this day in our history...

Wednesday 17 April 2019

In one of the cruellest finishes imaginable, City are denied a last-gasp winner by VAR as Spurs progress to the Champions League semi-final. In a breathless first-half, City get the early goal they need through a Raheem Sterling strike to level the aggregate scores. But two Spurs goals from Son Heung-Min make it 2-1 with just 10 minutes played – before further goals from Bernardo and Sterling make it 3-2 with just 21 minutes played.

City score again just before the hour-mark through Sergio Aguero, but when Fernando Llorente makes it 4-3 after the ball hits his arm and goes in, the referee takes a long VAR recommended check before awarding the goal. The cruel twist comes deep into added time when Sterling looks to have won the game for City, but as the Etihad celebrates, the goal is ruled out for offside by VAR. An incredible, heart-breaking moment for City fans as the Champions League ends in the most dramatic way imaginable.

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Wednesday 17 April 2013

A late Carlos Tevez goal secures a 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic to keep City’s slim title hopes alive. The defending Premier League champions reduce the gap to Manchester United to 13 points with six games remaining, with Tevez’s winner coming in the 83rd-minute. The defeat keeps Wigan teetering on the brink of relegation, with the FA Cup final with City still a month away.

Sunday 17 April 2011

Two City players are named in the PFA Team of the Year at the annual PFA Awards ceremony. Vincent Kompany and Carlos Tevez deservedly take their place in the eleven that their fellow professionals believe would be the strongest Premier League side possible if selected.

Monday 17 April 2017

City reach our first FA Women's Cup Final with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Liverpool, thanks to Mel Lawley’s first goal for the Club.

A dominant second half display ensures Nick Cushing’s side make history once again in front of a record crowd at the Academy Stadium, as 3,459 turn out to witness City book our first Wembley trip.

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