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On this day: The hand of Goat?

On this day: The hand of Goat?
Looking back at events - good or otherwise - that happened on this day in our history...

May 19, 1999 

Shaun Goater scores the crucial goal City need to beat Wigan Athletic in the 1998/99 Division Two play-off semi-final second leg. City survive an early penalty claim against Gerard Wiekens and take the lead when Michael Brown's cross from the right flank is turned in by Goater - though the Wigan players vehemently claim it was turned in by his hand. TV replays suggest it was turned in by the Bermudian's stomach/hip - but definitely not his hand - and City go on to win 1-0 and 2-1 on aggregate.

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Sunday, May 19 2013

Brian Kidd's reign as caretaker manager ends after just two matches. The former City striker had taken over when Roberto Mancini was sacked, overseeing he final two games of the campaign, and despite two Jack Rodwell goals, Norwich leave the Etihad with a rare 3-2 win over the Blues.

Tuesday, May 19 1981

City have to brush themselves down to play one final league game having lost the FA Cup final replay against Spurs just five days earlier. The Blues take on Liverpool at Anfield in front of just 24,462 fans and Ray Kennedy's 16th-minute goals is enough to secure victory for the hosts. As a result, City finish twelfth in Division One.

Sunday, May 19 2016

City move six points clear of Chelsea in the race for the FA Women's Super League title. Goals from Demi Stokes (44) and Jen Beattie (48) secure a 2-0 win and ensure the Blues maintain their 100% winning start with six wins out of six for Nick Cushing's side.

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