On this day: 21 September
- 21 September 2012 07:53
- Posted by Nicola McCarthy
Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.
Saturday 21st Saturday 2008
Five years after first moving into the City of Manchester Stadium, the ground witnesses the highest scoring Premier League win to date as the Blues thrash FA Cup holders Portsmouth 6-0.
£19m striker Jo and club captain Richard Dunne give their side a comfortable two goal lead at half-time, but there is much more to come from City during the second period.
Robinho adds a third, and when Shaun Wright Phillips notches in another, a euphoric home crowd begin chanting for a fifth. They are duly rewarded when Ched Evans taps home from close range and as Gelson Fernandes completes the rout with seven minutes left on the clock.
It remains a Premier league record score at the CoMS.
Tuesday 21st September 2004
Kevin Keegan’s City dismantle Barnsley in the Carling Cup, posting a record score for the City of Manchester Stadium in a 7-1 win. The Blues lead 5-0 by half-time with goals from Joey Barton, Jon Macken (2), Shaun wright-Phillips and Willo Flood. Antoine Sibierski adds a couple more after the break, much to the delight of the near 20,000 crowd.
Saturday 21st September 1957
City ditch ‘The Marsden Plan’ after a experimenting with Keith Marsden in the role perfected by Don Revie a few years earlier.
Marsden, a half-back, was used in an unusual position in defence not dissimilar to a sweeper role and though City win the first two games playing with the new plan, a 6-1 defeat at Preston and a 9-2 thrashing at West Brom convinces manager Les McDowall to ditch the idea – and poor Marsden who never plays for the Blues again!