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On This Day: Samir Nasri scores his first goal for Man City in a 4-0 win over Blackburn (2011)

Six years ago today, Samir Nasri scored his first of 26 goals in Manchester City colours as the Blues trumped Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

It was a steamy away day but one remembered fondly as City fans packed the away end and were witness to a great display from Roberto Mancini’s men.

Adam Johnson opened the scoring with an unstoppable strike after 56 minutes, then three minutes later Mario Balotelli scored and an almighty Poznan broke out from the vocal away dayers.

In the 73rd minute, French playmaker Nasri opened his City account, before Stefan Savić scored the only goal of his short City stay a few minutes before the final whistle.

City would go on to win the Premier League that year in the most dramatic of circumstances with Nasri playing a key role in the success. The 30-year-old ended his six-year stay at the Etihad this summer with a move to Turkish side Antalyaspor.

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