They are Manchester United’s beloved neighbours so it’s only fair that we pay homage to one of City’s blue ribbon days. 28 February 1976 was when Manchester City last won a trophy after the 2-1 defeat of Newcastle United in the League Cup Final at Wembley. The bottom line is that if you’re under 35 years of age it’s an event that you have not seen the like of since. If you’re in your early fourties, here’s something which may stir some of those distant memories. The big question now is whether it will take City ANOTHER 35 years before winning some sort of silverware?
Manchester City 2 vs Newcastle United 1
This match is remembered for Dennis Tueart’s winner, one of the classic League Cup final goals. Teenager Peter Barnes gave City an early lead but Alan Gowling levelled before half time.The best was still to come though as Tueart latched onto Tommy Booth’s header across goal and scored with a glorious overhead kick. Tueart later described the strike as the best of his career.
Does Tuearts overhead strike remind you of a similar one scored AGAINST City recently?