On This Day: 29 October
- 29 October 2012 10:01
- Posted by @MCFC
Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.
Saturday 29 October 2011
City went clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 3-1 victory over Wolves. This slenderish but deserved win over Wolves – the Blues victims in a 5-2 Carling Cup romp a few days before – was further evidence, if any were needed, that the current City crop was a special vintage.
Victory was the home side’s 10th in a row at the Etihad Stadium in the Barclays Premier League. It was also the 24th contest in succession without the home faithful leaving their cathedral having tasted the bitterness of defeat.
Goals from Dzeko, Kolarov and Johnson did the damage.
Thursday 29 October 1998
Andy Morrison arrived at Maine Road on loan from Huddersfield Town.
A natural leader, Morrison arrived at a time when the younger players desperately needed guidance and somebody to encourage them while being prepared to tear a strip off them if they needed it, too.
Costing a mere £80,000 Royle initially signed the strapping centre-half on loan, but the impact he had was so great that the deal soon became permanent.
He was soon made captain and started with three goals in his first four games, including a spectacular volley in a 3–0 win at Oldham.
Morrison was a huge crowd favourite as fans tapped in to the passion he showed playing for their club and his inspirational qualities as captain guided City into the Division Two play-offs and after a tense semi-final victory over Wigan Athletic, he led the Blues out for what was to be one of the most dramatic matches Wembley had ever seen against Gillingham.
Injury blighted his remaining years at Maine Road and in 2002 he and City parted company amicably but despite making less than 50 starts for the club, he is still regarded as one of the most inspirational captains of all time.
He was made Official Fan Ambassador for the club in September 2013.
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