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On This Day – March 5: Neil Young scores a brace against Leicester

On March 5 in City history…

1966: A double from Manchester City legend Neil Young earned the Blues an FA Cup replay after a hard fought 2-2 draw with Leicester City. Following the City star’s passing, he was fittingly remembered in 2011, as six thousand flocked into the King Power Stadium in tribute to their former hero. It was the season in which the Blues lifted their first trophy for thirty-five years. A wonderful tribute to an excellent man and player.


1991: City comfortably swept aside Luton Town, with Niall Quinn (and his disco pants) scoring a double. Clive Allen added to his impressive City tally as they claimed a comfortable 3-0 win. 20,404 packed into Maine Road as City continued their resurgence in the old Division One.

Happy Birthday: Ishmael Miller (29), William “Billy” Telford (60)

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