On this day: 18 September
- Tue 18 Sep 2012, 8:24AM
- Posted by Mark Booth
Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.
Sunday 18th September 2011
City take an early two goal lead against Fulham but a docile second half performance sees them having to settle for a draw. Sergio Aguero notches twice in the match 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 18th 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.
Deyna plays a half for each side and scores for both teams, too on an emotional evening Warsaw.
Wednesday 18th September 1968
City went into their first European match against Turkish champions Fenerbahce in the midst of an awful run in the league which had seen them win just one of their opening nine games, leaving them teetering above the relegation zone.
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 the Turks would edge 2-1 in the second leg.