February 4 – Man City’s Amazing Comeback

Man City players celebrate shock comeback with fans.

Man City players celebrate shock comeback with fans.

The FA Cup has always had its share of great matches but few can compare to the incredible comeback by Manchester City over Tottenham in 2004 on this day in soccer history.

City were completely out of the match after going to the break down 3-0 and having Joey Barton sent off for a second yellow card after the halftime whistle apparently for griping to the referee.

But with 10-men Manchester City fought back to score four goals against the Kasey Keller and the Hotspur defense to advance with a 4-3 victory.  The first match ended 1-1.

With the win Manchester City set up a derby match against Manchester United Football Club but in this match the tables were reversed as a 10 man Red Devils jumped to a 3-0 lead and went on to win 4-2.  The match hero for Manchester United was none other than American Abroad goalkeeper Tim Howard.

Manchester United went on to win the FA Cup that season.

Soccer Birthdays

1972 – Giovanni Silva De Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
1975 – Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer
1984 – Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer

Soccer Deaths

2007 – José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)

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