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On this day: 18 September

  • 18 September 2013 08:39
  • Posted by @dclayton_mcfc

Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.

Sunday 18 September 2011

City take an early two goal lead against Fulham but the hosts rally after the break and the Blues are forced to settle for a 2-2 draw. Sergio Aguero scores twice but goals from Bobby Zamora and a Vincent Kompany own goal in the second half mean that City drop their first points of the season.

Tuesday 18 September 1979

City travel to Poland to play a friendly against Legia Warsaw and lose 2-1 in front of 40,000 people, most of whom had turned out to see former skipper and club legend Kaziu Deyna who had scored 96 goals in 300 matches for the Poles. 

Kazi Deyna poland

Deyna plays a half for each side and scores for both teams, too on an emotional evening Warsaw.

Wednesday 18 September 1968

Defending Division One champions City go into their first European Cup match against Turkish champions Fenerbahce in the middle of an awful run in the league which had seen them win just one of their opening nine games.

sixties

That, plus Malcolm Allison’s pre-match claim that City would “terrify Europe” seemed to affect the Blues and the naivety and inexperience showed in a tough first leg that ends 0-0 at Maine Road in front of almost 40,000 fans.

Do you remember this day? We are building the social history of Manchester City and we want you tell us your side of the story. If you have a memory or a story of this day, submit it to #citystories.

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