On this day: 13 May
- 13 May 2013 09:41
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
Memorable moments that happened on this day in City’s history...
Sunday 13 May 2012
City were 2-1 down to Queens Park Rangers with just five-minutes of added-time remaining in a game which the Blues had to win to clinch a first league title in 44-years.
It was a game against a team that City were odds-on favourites to win to complete an eight-point comeback on Manchester United in just six games but time was running out and the Etihad Stadium was a cauldron of nerves, panic and desperation.
“We’re Manchester City, we’ll fight ‘til the end” was the chant in those final glorious weeks of the season but this time it looked like the trophy was finally slipping from City’s grasp.
That was, until Edin Dzeko headed home to level the score in the first minute of injury time.
A cruel final twist to put City agonizingly close to the prize that eluded them for so many years - or a precious lifeline?
Seconds later, with a moment of extreme calm under pressure, with an assassin’s steel, Argentine ace Sergio Aguero rode two challenges and lashed home to send the long suffering City support into raptures.
Two goals in injury time to wrestle the title back from the brink.
The time on the clock? 93:20.
Saturday 13 May 1989
Having missed the chance to win promotion against Bournemouth just a week earlier, City travelled to Bradford City knowing a point would be enough to win promotion to the First Division – but as ever, the Blues did things the hard way.
Mark Leonard put the Bantams ahead early on and it wasn’t until the 86th minute that David White’s low cross was slid home by Trevor Morley to make it 1-1 and send the Blues back to the top flight.