Wednesday , June 29 2022

Now Man City has a treble, but 20 years ago it was different … – World Football – England


Manchester City achieved what no England football team had ever done in England – the Premier League, the FA Cup and the League Cup in one season!

So "citizens" may deserve to be called our Manchester kings and jokes with a competitive competitive United competitor.

How quickly events change. Because, only 20 years ago, the "Red Devils" were the ones with a treble, including the winning Champions League, while City was at the lowest levels of England football and couldn't even think of competing with United .

On May 30, 1999, United was a European champion and champion in England after a remarkable period of 2-1 lead against Bayern on Camp Nou.

At the same time, City makes a remarkable turn, although it is on a completely different scene. "Citizens" play last games in the Second Division (third level England football) against Gillingham. In the 90th minute the result is 0: 2 and so City is ahead to challenge one other season at the lowest level. Kevin Horlak, however, returned one shot before Paul Dickof, his grandfather in Bulgaria, scored the equalizer in the 95 minutes. There are penalties where rookie the goalkeeper Nicholas Weaver saves two and so provides the promotion. From then on, "citizens" will never fall to the third level of football in England.

It will be a long time for Sheikh Mansour to appear in Manchester and make her money one of the best teams in the world. But who knows if this would have happened at all if our promotion to the First Department was not in 1999?

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