Answers: MCFC Last game of the season quiz

Find out the answers to thegingerwig's MCFC last game of the season quiz. How did you do on this tough quiz about Man City's final league games of the season. The answers are revealed in full with detail of the drama as it unfolded over the course of Man City's history.

Answers: MCFC: Last games of the season quiz

Here’s the answers to the @thegingerwig’s MCFC: Last games of the season quiz

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Take a look at the answers below and see where you went wrong.

Question 1: Easy start: Who passed to Aguero for that goal in 2012?

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You can see him, falling over by the penalty spot on this t-shirt, it was Mario Balotelli. This pass was his only assist whilst at City.

Question 2: Who did City beat in the final game of the 1967-68 season to win the title?

Clue: Young (2), Lee and Summerbee all scored in a 4-3 win.

City played Newcastle on the final game of the 1968 season to win the title. United could have won the title the same day when they played Sunderland (sound familiar?). You can see all of City’s goals below.

Question 3: City played West Ham in the final game of the 2013-14 title winning season. Who scored the final goal?

City won 2-0 with goals from with goals from Nasri and a final goal of the season from captain Vincent Kompany.

Question 4: In which year was the last game played at Maine Road?

The final curtain came down at Maine Road in 2003. City lost 1 – 0 to Southampton (Typical City)

If you loved Maine Road then take a look at this collection of Maine Road artworks, including the one below from We are Dorothy

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Question 5: Which Canadian player made his debut against Chelsea in the final game of the 2001 season?

Terry Dunfield made his debut coming on as a sub in the 36th minute to replace Jeff Whitley. The young midfielder was part of a Canadian/City youth scheme set up by Alan Ball in the mid 90’s.

The other options were Danny Allsop (who is Australian), Owen Hargreaves (was born in Canada but made his City debut in 2012) and Darryl Webster. Darryl is a Canadian but he is a City fan who wrote a book on his travels around the world visiting City supporters clubs. The book is called In Pride of Travel. ManCityGifts interviewed Darryl and you can read the interview here.

Darryl has yet to make his debut for City!

Question 6: Everyone remembers Wembley 99, but who did City play in the final league game of that season?

City played Gillingham in the play off final, Wigan in the semi finals and on the last game of the league season they beat York 4-nil at Maine Road.

Question 7: Alan Ball, 1996, Niall Quinn dancing up the touch line. Which player ran the ball into the corner to waste time thinking City were safe with a draw?

Typical City! A message got to the bench that other results were going in our favour so City only required a draw against Liverpool to stay up. The message was incorrect and Niall Quinn (who had been subbed) ran up the line to tell Steve Lomas. Lomas was shielding the ball in the corner to waste time! City were relegated.

Question 8: City lost 8-1 against Middlesbrough in Sven Goran Eriksson’s last game in 2008. Which City player was sent off in that game?

In Sven’s final game in charge, in a match where everyone knew Sven was being sacked the team capitulated and lost 8-1. It didn’t help that Richard Dunne was sent off in the 15th minute.

Question 9: 14 April 1894 – Ardwick played their last league game before becoming Manchester City FC. Who did they play?

I can’t believe anyone got this wrong (not!). Ardwick played Walsall Town Swifts in their final league game.

Question 10: Which goalkeeper did Stuart Pearce play upfront against Middlesbrough in the last game of the 2004/05 season?

One of the most bizarre things I’ve seen in 24 years of going to the games.

Needing a win to get into the UEFA cup City were drawing 1-1  with Middlesbrough going into the last 5 minutes. City had a relatively small front line with Robbie Fowler, Shaun and Bradley Wright-Phillips and Kiki Musampa so manager Stuart Pearce decided to throw a big man up-front.

The problem was that he had already taken Antoine Sibierski off and had Jon Mackem (5 ft 11″) on the bench. So instead Stuart “Psycho” Pearce had a plan. Sub goalkeeper Nicky Weaver warmed up.

Weaver, a Wembley hero in 99, was likely to play his last game for City and the fans around me thought Pearce had given up and was making the sub for sentimental reasons. The idea to allow the fans to applaud this City hero one last time.

BUT NO! Psycho had a cunning plan.

Weaver came on in place of midfielder Claudio Reyna. As the sub board went up the starting goalkeeper David James  ran to the touchline, throwing off his gloves and getting an outfield shirt from kitman Les Chapman. The kit was printed 1 James and there had been a secret plan all along.

Push the biggest man we had (6 foot 4″ David James) up front. It worked! We won a penalty thanks to the confusion James caused in the penalty box. Up stepped Robbie Fowler in the last minute to take a penalty to take Man City into European football.

The keeper saved it! Typical City!

Question 11: In the last 5 seasons select all those who have scored for City on the final league game of the season.

City’s last 5 league games of the season have been

  • 2014 – West Ham (home) won 2-0 goals from Nasri and Kompany
  • 2013 – Norwich (home) lost 3-2 with both City goals coming from Jack Rodwell
  • 2012 – QPR (home) won 3-2 with goals from Zabaleta, Dzeko and Aguerooooooooooooooo
  • 2011 – Bolton (away) won 2-0 with goals from Lescott and Dzeko
  • 2010 – West Ham (away) 1-1 draw with a goal from Shaun Wright Phillips

You should have picked Kompany, Lescott and Aguero, leaving Martin Demichelis.

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