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  • 19th century

    • 1875: Mark's played cricket from 1875 and the side evolved out of that cricket team – the key organiser was Church Warden William Beastow. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1880: Manchester City have used several grounds during their history: after playing home matches at five different stadia between 1880 and 1887, the club settled at Hyde Road, its home for 36 years. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1884: Marks) originally played in scarlet and black, and reports dating from 1884 describe the team wearing black jerseys bearing a white cross, showing the club's origins as a church side. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1887: They moved to a new ground at Hyde Road, in Ardwick just to the east of the city centre, and were renamed Ardwick Association Football Club to reflect their new location. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1892: Ardwick joined the Football League as founding members of the Second Division in 1892. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1893: Financial troubles in the 1893–94 season led to a reorganisation within the club, and Ardwick were reformed as Manchester City Football Club. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
    • February, 1899: He joined Bolton Wanderers in February 1899, then Newton Heath in December 1900 and Manchester City in July 1901, playing twelve times and scoring one goal in 1901–02. - Hugh Morgan (footballer born 1875), Wikipedia.
  • 20th century

    • 1900s

      • September, 1901: He left the Glasgow side to join Manchester City in September 1901. - Tommy Hynds, Wikipedia.
      • April 23, 1904: They went on to claim their first major honour on 23 April 1904, beating Bolton Wanderers 1–0 at Crystal Palace to win the FA Cup; City narrowly missed out on a League and Cup double that season after finishing runners-up in the League. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1906: In the seasons following the FA Cup triumph, the club was dogged by allegations of financial irregularities, culminating in the suspension of seventeen players in 1906, including captain Billy Meredith, who subsequently moved across town to Manchester United. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • September 2, 1907: Jarvie made his debut for Sunderland on 2 September 1907 against Manchester City in a 5–2 defeat at Roker Park. - Gavin Jarvie, Wikipedia.
      • September 2, 1907: Low made his debut for Sunderland on 2 September 1907 against Manchester City in a 5–2 defeat at Roker Park. - Harry Low, Wikipedia.
    • 1910s

    • 1920s

    • 1930s

      • December 27, 1932: He eventually made his debut on 27 December 1932 against Manchester City and became Wednesday’s regular left half for the next six seasons up to the outbreak of World War II. - Horace Burrows, Wikipedia.
      • 1937: The club won the First Division title for the first time in 1937, but were relegated the following season, despite scoring more goals than any other team in the division. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1940s

    • 1960s

      • 1960s: This practice continued into the early 1960s but as travel became easier, and the cost of entry to matches rose, watching both teams became unusual and the rivalry intensified. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1960s: Traditional away kit colours have been either maroon or (from the 1960s) red and black; however, in recent years several different colours have been used. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1960s: A long period of decline followed the success of the 1960s and 1970s. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1963: After relegation to the Second Division in 1963, the future looked bleak with a record low home attendance of 8,015 against Swindon Town in January 1965. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1965: In the summer of 1965, the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison was appointed. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1969: Further trophies followed: City won the FA Cup in 1969, before achieving European success by winning the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1970, beating Górnik Zabrze 2–1 in Vienna. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1970s

      • 1970s: The club continued to challenge for honours throughout the 1970s, finishing just one point behind the league champions on two occasions and reaching the final of the 1974 League Cup. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1972: This was replaced by a variation which replaced the lower half of the shield with the red rose of Lancashire. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1973: One of the matches from this period that is most fondly remembered by supporters of Manchester City is the final match of the 1973–74 season against arch-rivals Manchester United, who needed to win to have any hope of avoiding relegation. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1979: Malcolm Allison rejoined the club to become manager for the second time in 1979, but squandered large sums of money on unsuccessful signings, such as Steve Daley. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
    • 1980s

    • 1990s

      • 1990s: Even in the late 1990s, when the club were relegated twice in three seasons and playing in the third tier of English football (then Division Two, now Football League One), home attendances were in the region of 30,000, compared to an average for the division of fewer than 8,000. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 1992: City were founders of the Premier League upon its creation in 1992, but after finishing ninth in its first season they endured three seasons of struggle before being relegated in 1996. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • December 12, 1992: He made his competitive debut as a second half substitute against Manchester City at Old Trafford on 12 December 1992. - Eric Cantona, Wikipedia.
      • 1997: The current club crest was adopted in 1997, a result of the previous crest being ineligible for registration as a trademark. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
  • 21st century


    • 2001

      • 2001: Kevin Keegan arrived as the new manager in the close season, bringing an immediate return to the top division as the club won the 2001–02 Division One championship, breaking club records for the number of points gained and goals scored in a season in the process. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 2001: A second successive promotion saw City return to the top division, but this proved to have been a step too far for the recovering club, and in 2001 City were relegated once more. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 2001: However, the report warned that since the compiling of data in 2001, the number of both City and United season ticket holders had risen; expansion of United's ground and City's move to the City of Manchester Stadium have caused season ticket sales to increase further. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • August 11, 2001: Lasting for just one football season; the ITV Sport Channel launched on Saturday 11 August 2001 with Man City v Watford in the First Division, and closed on Saturday 12 May 2002 with the Division 2 Play Off Final between Brentford and Stoke. - List of ITV channels, Wikipedia.

    • 2002

      • February, 2002: Following this success, Macken moved into the Premiership with a transfer to Manchester City in February 2002, for a fee of £5,000,000. - Jon Macken, Wikipedia.
      • 2002: A 2002 report by a researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University found that while it was true that a higher proportion of City season ticket holders came from Manchester postcode areas (40% compared to United's 29%), there were more United season ticket holders, the lower percentage being due to United's higher overall number of season ticket holders (27,667 compared to City's 16,481). - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 2002: Manchester City's current stadium is the City of Manchester Stadium, also known as "Eastlands", a 47,726 capacity stadium situated in East Manchester, leased from Manchester City Council after the 2002 Commonwealth Games. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 2002: The 2002–03 season was the last at Maine Road, and included a 3–1 derby victory over rivals Manchester United, ending a run of 13 years without a derby win. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.

    • 2003


    • 2004


    • 2005

      • 2005: Research carried out by Manchester City in 2005 estimates a fanbase of 886,000 in the United Kingdom and a total in excess of 2 million worldwide. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.

    • 2006

      • March 11, 2006: His first and second goals have earned Mendes a place in Portsmouth folklore as they came in a crucial match against Manchester City on 11 March 2006. - Pedro Mendes, Wikipedia.
      • October 21, 2006: He made his debut for Wigan on 19 August 2006, in a 2–1 loss to Newcastle United, and scored his first goal for them against Manchester City on 21 October 2006. - Antonio Valencia, Wikipedia.

    • 2007

      • January 7, 2007: He was called up to the senior squad for the FA Cup 3rd round tie with Manchester City on 7 January 2007 after impressing for the reserve team, although he was never brought off the bench. - Mark Beevers, Wikipedia.
      • February 14, 2007: Mpenza signed for Manchester City after playing and scoring in a specially arranged match at Eastlands on 14 February 2007. - Émile Mpenza, Wikipedia.
      • April 21, 2007: In a game against Manchester City Francis injured his cruciate knee ligaments, an injury that was expected to keep him out for around six months. - Damien Francis, Wikipedia.
      • May 31, 2007: The club made a pre-tax loss of £11m in the year ending 31 May 2007, the final year for which accounts were published as a public company. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 2007: The club has been in private hands since 2007, when the major shareholders agreed to sell their holdings to UK Sports Investments Limited (UKSIL), a company controlled by former Thailand prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • 2007: Former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson became the club's first manager from overseas when appointed in 2007. - Manchester City F.C., Wikipedia.
      • September 22, 2007: He had to wait until 22 September 2007 to score his first goal in Manchester City's sky blue colours, minutes before netting another one at Fulham's Craven Cottage. - Martin Petrov, Wikipedia.
      • September 22, 2007: He scored his first Fulham goal with a close-range free kick against Manchester City in a 3–3 draw at Craven Cottage on 22 September 2007. - Hameur Bouazza, Wikipedia.
      • September 25, 2007: He made his first appearance for Manchester City on 25 September 2007 against Norwich City in the Carling Cup, coming on as a substitute and set up the winning goal for Georgios Samaras. - Kelvin Etuhu, Wikipedia.
      • October 7, 2007: Injuries to most of the first team strike force saw him make his first senior Middlesbrough appearance in the Premier League game away at Manchester City on 7 October 2007, after coming on as substitute for fellow reserve striker Tom Craddock. - Ben Hutchinson, Wikipedia.

    • 2008


    • 2009


    • 2010

      • January 27, 2010: He continued his great scoring run by heading the winner in the second minute of stoppage time against derby rivals Manchester City. - Wayne Rooney, Wikipedia.






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