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Aguero scores, City win penalty shoot-out and Wilson leaves

Looking back at events, signings and games from City’s history that occurred on this day…

March 19

Sunday 19 March 2016

City and Liverpool are forced to settle for a point in an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Etihad that does neither side’s faint title aspirations any good.

Liverpool take a 51st-minute lead when James Milner scores from the penalty spot after Gael Clichy’s foul on Roberto Firmino.

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City level on 69 minutes when Kevin De Bruyne’s superb cross is turned home by Sergio Aguero, but the visitors are guilty of an astonishing miss when Adam Lallana misses an open goal and Aguero also volleys a chance over in added time.

Thursday 19 March 2008

City scrape through to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) despite losing 2-0 to Danish side Aalborg.

Cruising 2-0 on aggregate and with five minutes to go, City concede twice to take the game into extra time and then a penalty shoot-out.

Richard Dunne strikes home the winning spot-kick after Shay Given had saved two of Aalborg’s five attempts as Mark Hughes’ side set up a last eight tie with Hamburg.

Saturday 19 March 2005

City lose the first game of caretaker manager Stuart Pearce’s reign.

Pearce stepped up after Kevin Keegan’s resignation and though City produce a spirited performance, Tottenham edge a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane.

Claudio Reyna’s 44th-minute leveller is sandwiched between goals from Defoe and Keane – the latter scoring a winner six minutes from time.

Thursday 19 March 1987

Popular utility player Clive Wilson signs for Chelsea for a fee of £250.000, raising enough cash for City to buy Blackpool’s Paul Stewart for £200,000.

The deal includes Wilson staying effectively on loan with City until the end of the season and the news of Wilson’s impending departure is not warmly greeted by City fans.

Saturday 19 March, 1904

The Blues’ first ever FA Cup semi-final ends in victory against Sheffield Wednesday.

City were also challenging for the title and were determined to bring some silverware back to Hyde Road so this game was pivotal in the 1903/04 season.

Inspired by the great Billy Meredith, City won 3-1 in front of a crowd 53,000 – easily the most the Club had ever played in front of – with goals from Meredith, Gillespie and Turnbull sending the Blues through to the final against Bolton Wanderers at Crystal Palace in London.


Born on 19 March…

City and Belgium star Tessa Wullaert was born on 19 March 1993 in Tielt, Belgium.

Former City defender Kolo Toure was born on 19 March 1981 in Bouake, Ivory Coast.

Burton Albion boss and ex-City player Nigel Clough is born on 19 March 1966 in Sunderland.

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