Manchester City historic wins

Manchester City

In 2023, Manchester City made football history, clinching the unprecedented Big Five titles within 12 months. As the first English club to conquer the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup in a single year, the journey was marked by exceptional performances and unforgettable moments.

  1. EDS 6-0 UNITED (Premier League 2, 19 March, Joie Stadium)
    Brian Barry-Murphy’s squad dominated the Manchester derby, securing a commanding victory with goals from Micah Hamilton, Will Dickson, Kian Breckin, Jaden Heskey, and showcasing emerging talents like Hamilton, Bobb, and Shea Charles.
  2. CITY 4-1 ARSENAL (Premier League, 26 April, Etihad Stadium)
    In a pivotal clash, City aimed to cut the deficit against league leaders Arsenal. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones, and Erling Haaland secured a decisive victory, propelling City towards their third successive league title.
  3. U18S 2-1 WEST HAM (Under-18 Premier League National final, 10 May, Etihad Stadium)
    Ben Wilkinson’s U18s clinched a historic third consecutive National final title, staging a comeback against West Ham with goals from Justin Oboavwoduo. The win showcased the resilience and talent within City’s youth ranks.
  4. CITY 4-0 REAL MADRID (UEFA Champions League semi-final, 17 May, Etihad Stadium)
    Seeking redemption from the previous year’s heartbreak, City delivered a sensational performance against the reigning champions, Real Madrid. Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, and Julian Alvarez secured a spot in the final.
  5. CITY 2-1 UNITED (FA Cup final, 3 June, Wembley)
    City faced Manchester United in the first-ever all-Manchester FA Cup final. Ilkay Gundogan’s early goal set the tone, and despite a United equalizer, City emerged victorious, securing the second part of their historic Treble.
  6. CITY 1-0 INTER (UEFA Champions League final, 10 June, Olympic Ataturk Stadium)
    City made history by claiming their first Champions League trophy, defeating Inter. Rodrigo’s precise finish secured the win, marking a momentous achievement in City’s pursuit of European glory.
  7. CITY 1-1 SEVILLA (5-4 ON PENALTIES) (UEFA Super Cup, August 16, Karaiskakis Stadium)
    In a dramatic Super Cup clash against Europa League winners Sevilla, City prevailed in a penalty shootout, showcasing composure under pressure. The victory added another trophy to City’s impressive haul.
  8. UNITED WOMEN 1-3 CITY (Women’s Super League, 19 November, Old Trafford)
    City’s women’s team secured a crucial victory in the first-ever women’s derby at Old Trafford, overcoming a penalty setback to triumph with goals from Jill Roord, Lauren Hemp, and Khadija Shaw.
  9. CITY 7-0 TOTTENHAM WOMEN (Women’s Super League, 26 November, Joie Stadium)
    Following the women’s derby success, City’s women’s team displayed dominance against Tottenham with a 7-0 victory. Bunny Shaw’s hat-trick and contributions from others highlighted their remarkable form.
  10. CITY 4-0 FLUMINENSE (FIFA Club World Cup final, 22 December, King Abdullah Sports City)
    City achieved history as the first English club to hold the ‘Big Five’ simultaneously, securing the FIFA Club World Cup. Goals from Julian Alvarez and an own goal from Nino sealed an emphatic 4-0 victory over Fluminense.

In summary, Manchester City’s 2023 was defined by outstanding performances, historic victories, and the emergence of new talents across various competitions, cementing their legacy as one of the most dominant football clubs in the world.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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