2001: City travel to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday, hoping to improve on a poor away record of three defeats in our first four games of the 2001/02 – and turned in an unforgettable display with Ali Benarbia running the show with a majestic display.
Despite falling behind early on, goals from Benarbia, Shaun Goater (2), Danny Granville and Paulo Wanchope (2) completed a 6-2 rout over the Owls that in no way flattered the visitors and delights the 6,000 travelling army.
City moved into fourth spot as a result of the win, six points behind Championship leaders Burnley.
It was thrilling, breath-taking stuff that placed down a marker for the rest of the division – one nobody could get anywhere near!
2013: It was derby delight for new manager Manuel Pellegrini as a rampant City made a huge statement about our Premier League ambitions with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Manchester United.
Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure gave City a commanding half-time lead at the Etihad and an emphatic victory was then confirmed by further goals from Aguero and Samir Nasri within five minutes of the restart.
Wayne Rooney’s late free-kick served as nothing more than a sliver of consolation for David Moyes’ United.
2015: City ran riot on Wearside as we recorded a superb 4-1 win at Sunderland in our Carabao Cup third round encounter.
Inspired by a Kevin De Bruyne masterclass, Manuel Pellegrini’s side chalked up four goals in the opening 45 minutes.
An own-goal from Black Cats goalkeeper Vito Mannone came just after the half-hour, and a couple of minutes after that Raheem Sterling added the fourth before Ola Toivonen claimed a late consolation for the hosts.
2018: Riyad Mahrez scored his first goals for City as the champions recorded an emphatic 5-0 Premier League victory at Cardiff City.
Mahrez came on in the 61st minute to strike twice late on as City moved to second in the Premier League table..