Having watched City play since 1944 I thought it was time I went through my records and picked out some special magical moments that some of you may remember too.
The ones I will be choosing are in no special order.
City v Everton 3-1 August 2002
With City about to start their home games with a match against Everton I thought I would start
Magic Moments with this game.
This was the moment Anelka completed his hat-trick to give ten men City three points after an excellent team display. Anelka had given City a two goal lead before Wright-Phillips was controversially sent off before the half hour for being the last man and a foul resulting in a penalty and City were down to ten men for the rest of the game. The City side included the magic Benarbia and Foe and was as follows-
Schmeichel: Sun Jihai, Howey, Distin, Jensen: Wright-Phillips, Benarbia (Goater), Foe, Berkovic (Horlock), Anelka, Huckerby (Tiatto)
When I looked at my program I noticed a young player called Rooney came on from the Everton bench after 65 minutes. He is number 18 on the left watching Peter Schmeichel saving a shot.
I wonder what happened to him!
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Man City 4 Man United 1 March 2004
With United in third place and City lurking too near the bottom three in the Premiership we were not expecting miracles in this first derby at the new City of Manchester stadium. However despite United pressure City took a two goal lead through Fowler and Macken. Scholes reduced the arrears but United failed to add to their score. Sinclair took advantage of a defensive error to make it three one and in 'fergie time' Shaun Wright-Phillips blasted the ball into the net to make it 4-1( pic above). A great moment!
Earlier in the game Distin and Butt went head-t0-head! Both got booked.

The City side was
James: Dunne, Van Buyten, Distin, Wright-Phillips, Reyna (Bosvelt) Sibierski (Jihai Sun) McManaman (Sinclair) Tarnat, Macken, Fowler

We could do with Van Buyten now - he was an excellent player.
There was a chap called Ronaldo playing for United
- didn't do much though!

original web page covering this game is HERE
Man City 4 Swansea City 0 August 2011
The debut of Sergio Aguero will always be remembered by City fans for this wonderful second goal in added time. It was a ferocious shot from some way out that swerved and beat Vorm . He is now approaching Eric Brooks record total of goals for City and I am sure he will be become the top goal scorer soon. Dzeko and Silva scored the other two for City.
Aguero scoring his first goal from a cross by Richards on 67 minutes
We did have the odd Poznan
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Hart: Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy: De Jong (Aguero) Barry, Johnson (Savic) Toure, Silva (Milner) Dzeko
Man City 3 Sunderland 1 Capital Cup Final Wembley March 2014
Man City v Stoke City 3-0 Oct 2008
Robinho did like to let me know he had scored!
At the end of the season against Bolton Robinho is pointing me out (maybe) to Vladimir Weiss who had just made his league debut and only league game for City. He is now playing in Qatar.
The 100th Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium was blessed with a great hat-trick by Brazilian Robinho. The above pic shows his best, taking a pass from Sturridge (yes he did play for us) and cracking the ball past Sorensen for his second goal.
The vital moment of the second half revival by City having been a goal down to Sunderland was this spectacular effort by Yaya Toure from 30 yards that flew into the top corner to equalize. Nasri gave City the lead shortly after and Navas added to the score late in the game. It was Pellegrini's first trophy and we let Wembley a lot happier than the previous visit when we were beaten by Wigan.
Pantilimon : Zabaleta, Kompany , Demichelis , Kolarov : Yaya Toure , Fernandinho , Nasri , Silva ( Garcia) Aguero ( Navas ) Dzeko ( Negredo)
The original web page covering this game is HERE
The original web page covering this game is HERE
City 3 Newcastle U 1 Sept 2007
An excellent display of football by City was capped by one of the best free kicks I have ever seen. A foul by Nicky Butt gave away the free kick which was taken by Elano over thirty yards out from goal. The ball flew into the top corner giving Given no chance and City finished 3-1 winners - Petrov and Mpenza scoring the other two for the sky blues.
City team - Hart, Corluka,(Onuoha), Dunne, Richards, Garrido,Ireland, Hamann, Johnson ( Ball) Petrov, Elano, (Geovanni) Mpenza.
The City team was - Hart, Richards, Dunne (Fernandes), Ben Haim, Garrido (Onuoha), Kompany, Ireland, Wright-Phillips, Elano, Robinho, Evans (Sturridge)
The original web page covering this game is HERE
City 5 Hull 1 Dec 2008
As far as I can ascertain this was the only time in at least Premier League history that a manager has had his players on the pitch at half time for a rollicking! Hull City manager Phil Brown certainly did not hold back and with the sky blues scoring three in the first 28 minutes it was four nil at half time and a Boxing Day game to remember. City scorers that day were Caicedo and Robinho 2 each and ireland one.
City team- Hart, Zabaleta, Dunne, Richards (Onuoha) , Ball, Kompany, Ireland, (Fernandes), Wright-Phillips, Elano, Robinho, Caicedo ( Jo).
The original web page covering this game is HERE
City 3 United 1 November 2002
Following the last two away wins at Birmingham and West Brom City should have been confident to face a United without Beckham (suspended) and Keane (injured) but the midweek defeat at the hands of Wigan and injuries to the heart of the defence - Howey and Distin meant that Mettomo and Wiekens had their first outings of the season and the support near me were somewhat apprehensive of what was to come. We need not have worried - the whole team gave a terrific display and virtually played United off the park. It could have been 5-1 again and not just 3-1.
After 25 minutes a long ball from Foe appeared to be going nowhere other than out for a goal kick. Garry Neville was in attendance to shepherd the ball out of play. The persistent Goater managed to get the ball and hammer it past Barthez from a narrow angle - 2-1 to City. Goater is congratulated by Berkovic for his 99th goal for City while on the right a dejected Garry Neville considers the consequences of his calamitous error. I don't think the Neville brothers were celebrating that night
The original web page covering this game is HERE
City 0 Southampton 1 May 2003
The very last game at Maine Road - the End of an Era . Lots of images on this web page covering the ground ,the game and a bit of history. The game and result were not the best for City but it was a very important occasion.
a famous supporter is watching the duel between Anelka and Jones. She is 83 year old Helen Turner - in the front row just above Anelka. She is wearing a blue wig and normally rings a bell.
Peter Schmeichel's last save of his career with about five minutes or so to go.
Team
Schmeichel 7: Dunne 7, Howey 8, Distin 7: Sun 7, Berkovic 9, Foe 6, Horlock 7,Tiatto 7: Goater 5, Anelka 8 :
Schmeichel 6; Dunne 6, Sommeil 6 Distin 7, Jensen 6: Foe 6, Wright-Phillips 7, Benarbia 6, Barton 6: Goater 6, Anelka 7:
The original web page covering this game is HERE