Mens Team

On this day: Fiery fightbacks and fine free-kicks

Looking back at events, games and moments that happened this day in our history...

Wednesday 29 September 1976

City are knocked out of the UEFA Cup by Juventus after surrendering a 1-0 first-leg lead.

The Italian side give the visitors a rough ride in Turin with plenty of clattering tackles and off-the-ball incidents, basically all designed to rattle Tony Book’s men.

Juventus had done enough at Maine Road by keeping the defeat to just one goal and again, they did exactly what was required in the return, running out 2-0 winners in front of more than 55,000 fans.


Tuesday 29 September 1998

Lee Bradbury rescues a point for City, netting in injury time of a bad-tempered game at Millwall in Division Two.

Neil Harris opens the scoring for the hosts just after the break but the visitors fight back in the dying embers to salvage a 1-1 draw.

The feisty encounter also sees Tony Vaughan and Paul Shaw sent off, as the pair clash over a full-blooded challenge, resulting in a melee.

Saturday 29 September 2001

City endure a miserable day at the office – thumped 4-0 at home by Wimbledon.

David Connolly and Neil Shipperley each bag a brace as City’s topsy-turvy season continues.

The Dons’ triumph means Kevin Keegan’s men suffer a fourth defeat of the season after ten games... but all turns out well come May when City lift the Division One title with a remarkable, record-breaking season.

Saturday 29 September 2007

Elano writes his name into City folklore with a superb performance against Newcastle, which is capped with a sensational 30-yard free-kick.

Little had been known of the summer recruit from Shakhtar Donetsk but the midfield maestro shows exactly what he is capable of in a thoroughly enjoyable triumph over the Toon.

Despite falling behind to an Obafemi Martins effort, City fight back through Martin Petrov and Emile Mpenza before Elano adds the icing to the cake with his stupefying set-piece.

Even future City shot-stopper Shay Given can’t keep out the bullet free-kick, which is still regarded as one of our greatest goals in recent history.

Saturday 29 September 2012

Edin Dzeko makes an instant impact from the bench, scoring with his first touch a minute after coming on to snatch all three points for City at Fulham.

The visitors come from behind at Craven Cottage, as Sergio Aguero cancels out Mladen Petric’s penalty, before Dzeko smashes into the top corner three minutes from time.

Saturday 29 September 2018

A goal in each half is enough for City to see off the challenge of a resilient Brighton and Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium.

It isn’t a classic but Pep Guardiola’s men are worthy winners and as a result, climb to the top of the Premier League with an excellent start to our title defence.

Raheem Sterling breaks the deadlock, sliding home Leroy Sane's delivery, before turning provider for Aguero to seal the points, as the Argentine finishes a lovely one-two.

Sunday 29 September 2019

A Steph Houghton free-kick ensures City's unbeaten start in the 2019/20 FA Women's Super League continues with a hard fought 1-0 win over Everton.

The skipper nets early on with a precise finish to give Nick Cushing’s side our third win of the league campaign but it requires a resilient performance against the Toffees in testing conditions to return to Manchester with all three points.