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 Manchester City 1968-1971 | Joe Mercer era | CWC Winner 
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1968-1971

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COACH: :ENG: Joe Mercer

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GOALKEEPERS:

:ENG: 1 Joe CORRIGAN
:ENG: Harry DOWD
:ENG: Ken MULHEARN

DEFENDERS:

:ENG: 5 Tommy BOOTH
:ENG: George HESLOP
:ENG: 2 Tony BOOK (c)
:ENG: 3 Glyn PARDOE
:SCO: Willie DONACHIE
:SCO: Arthur MANN
:ENG: Derek JEFFRIES

MIDFIELDERS:

:ENG: 4 Mike DOYLE
:ENG: 8 Colin BELL
:ENG: 6 Alan OAKES
:ENG: 11 Tony TOWERS
:ENG: 12 Ian BOWYER

FORWARDS:

:ENG: 7 Mike SUMMERBEE
:ENG: 10 Neil YOUNG
:ENG: 9 Francis LEE
:ENG: Tony COLEMAN
:ENG: Frank CARRODUS
:ENG: Stan BOWLES
:ENG: Fred HILL


4-3-3 FORMATIONS:

Man City Vs Gornik 2:1 - Cup Winners' Cup final (29/04/1970)

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GK CORRIGAN
CB BOOTH
CB HESLOP
RB BOOK ©
LB PARDOE
DMF DOYLE
CMF OAKES
CMF TOWERS
RWF/SS BELL
LWF YOUNG
CF LEE



HONOURS:

English First Division: Winner (1968)
FA Charity Shield: Winner (1968)
FA Cup: Winner (1969)
Cup Winners' Cup: Winner (1970)
Football League Cup: Winner (1970)
Cup Winners' Cup: Semi-finalist (1971)


INFO:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52455182

In the summer of 1965, the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison was appointed. In the first season under Mercer, City won the Second Division title and made important signings in Mike Summerbee and Colin Bell. Two seasons later, in 1967–68, Manchester City claimed the League Championship for the second time, clinching the title on the final day of the season with a 4–3 win at Newcastle United and beating their close neighbours Manchester United into second place. Further trophies followed, as City won the FA Cup in 1969 before achieving European success by winning the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1970, beating Górnik Zabrze 2–1 in Vienna. City also won the League Cup that season, becoming the second English team to win a European trophy and a domestic trophy in the same season. Oh, and Francis Lee, star striker, celebrated the European triumph by dancing on a piano, wearing only his underpants.

City's 2-1 triumph in Austria against crack Polish side Gornik Zabrze meant they brought home a continental trophy to go with their domestic silverware before the likes of Liverpool (1973 Uefa Cup) and Juventus (1977 Uefa Cup).
On the same evening City played Gornik, the infamous FA Cup final replay between Chelsea and Leeds was screened live by both BBC One and ITV, with 28.5m people watching - still the fifth-biggest audience for any event in British television history.

The Blues were also the last team to win the English League championship with a team consisting entirely of players of English nationality (many of whom were also native Mancunians).


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