2003–04 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City
Season 2003–04
Owner Publicly traded company
Chairman John Wardle
Manager Kevin Keegan
Team captain Sylvain Distin
Home stadium City of Manchester Stadium
(a.k.a. Eastlands and CoMS)
Premier0League Sixteenth
League Cup Fourth round
FA Cup Fifth round
UEFA Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: 0Nicolas Anelka (17 goals)
(5th highest in Premier League)
All comps: Nicolas Anelka (25 goals)
Average home
attendance
46,834 – over 19 PL home games
(3rd highest in Premier League)
Highest home
attendance
47,304 0v0 Chelsea
28 February 2004
Highest away
attendance
67,645 0v0 Manchester United
13 December 2003
Lowest home
attendance
29,067 0v0 Sporting Lokeren
24 September 2003
Lowest away
attendance
5,500 0v0 Groclin Dyskobolia
27 November 2003
2002–03 0 0 0 Soccerball current event.svg 0 0 0 2004–05
Results summary - all competitions
Wins Draws Losses Win %
Home 7 12 5 29.2%
Away 9 6 12 33.3%
Both 16 18 17 31.4%
Results summary - Premier League
Wins Draws Losses Win %
Home 5 9 5 26.3%
Away 4 5 10 21.1%
Both 9 14 15 23.7%

The 2003–04 season was Manchester City Football Club's second consecutive season playing in the Premier League, the top division of English football, and its seventh season since the Premier League was first created with Manchester City as one of the its original 22 founding member clubs. Overall, it was the team's 112th season playing in a division of English football, most of which have been spent in the top flight.

Season review[edit]

After finishing ninth during the club's final season at 80-year-old Maine Road, Manchester City's debut season at the City of Manchester Stadium was a major disappointment. A ninth place finish had not been good enough to earn City an opportunity to play in the UEFA Cup but the team was rewarded with that opportunity anyway due to being awarded a "Fair Play" slot in the UEFA Cup competition this season. City reached the second round proper of the competition thanks to aggregate victories against The New Saints and Lokeren, but exited the competition on the away goals rule after two draws against Polish club Groclin.

Having embarked on a new era for the club by signing a host of experienced players in the summer, such as Claudio Reyna and Steve McManaman, to combine with such burgeoning talents coming through from the MCFC youth academy as Stephen Ireland and Shaun Wright-Phillips, City started their season very brightly with three wins in five games, sending them near the top of the table. They were still in the top-half of the table after winning five, drawing three and losing three of their first 11 games, with three notably big wins: a 3–0 opening-game away win at Charlton Athletic, a 4–1 home victory over Aston Villa and a 6–2 thumping of Bolton Wanderers. However, a dreadful 3–0 home defeat against unlikely opponents Leicester City in November started a gradual downturn in form and City then ended up battling against relegation. At one point, City went on a run of winning only one game out of 18 league and cup matches played, sparking media rumours of unrest in the squad.[1] Survival in the Premier League was not confirmed until City won their 36th game of the league season. That victory meant that City were six points ahead of the relegation places, but the club's survival was effectively confirmed due to it having a far superior goal difference to Leicester, Leeds and Wolves, who were relegated.

Perhaps the most memorable game played by Manchester City during this season was the FA Cup fourth round replay fixture against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane which featured what many people consider to be one of the most extraordinary comebacks in the history of the competition.[1][2] City fell three goals behind during the first half, had Nicolas Anelka substituted due to injury and Joey Barton was sent off during half-time for verbally abusing the referee.[1] Despite having one man less than their opponents during the second half, City came all the way back to win 4–3 and reach the next round.[1] Rookie Icelandic goalkeeper Árni Arason made a key double save[1] and Jon Macken scored the winning goal.[1] In the next round, a Manchester derby at Old Trafford, City lost 4–2 to exit the competition.

Team kit[edit]

There was a change in the producer of the team kits for this season, with Reebok replacing the previous season's supplier, Le Coq Sportif. The shirt sponsorship was provided by the financial and legal services group First Advice who had also been the sponsors for the previous season.[3]

Home (version 1)
Home (version 2)
Away

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK David James
2 France DF David Sommeil
3 Belgium DF Daniel Van Buyten (on loan from Marseille)
4 Netherlands DF Gerard Wiekens
5 France DF Sylvain Distin
6 United States MF Claudio Reyna
8 England FW Robbie Fowler
9 Costa Rica FW Paulo Wanchope
10 France MF Antoine Sibierski
11 England FW Jon Macken
12 England GK Nicky Weaver
17 China DF Sun Jihai
18 Germany DF Michael Tarnat
19 Australia MF Danny Tiatto
20 England MF Steve McManaman
22 Republic of Ireland DF Richard Dunne
No. Position Player
24 England MF Joey Barton
25 Iceland GK Árni Gautur Arason
26 Netherlands MF Paul Bosvelt
27 Denmark DF Mikkel Bischoff
28 England MF Trevor Sinclair
29 England MF Shaun Wright-Phillips
30 France MF Christian Negouai
32 Denmark GK Kevin Stuhr-Ellegaard
33 Denmark GK Kasper Schmeichel
39 France FW Nicolas Anelka
41 England DF Stephen Jordan
42 Republic of Ireland MF Glenn Whelan
43 Republic of Ireland DF Paddy McCarthy
44 Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood
45 Republic of Ireland FW Stephen Elliott

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK David Seaman (retired)
7 England FW Darren Huckerby (to Norwich City)
14 Israel MF Eyal Berkovic (to Portsmouth)
15 Norway DF Alf-Inge Håland (retired)
No. Position Player
16 Scotland DF Paul Ritchie (to Walsall)
25 Cameroon DF Lucien Mettomo (to Kaiserslautern)
40 England MF Chris Shuker (to Barnsley)

Historical league performance[edit]

Prior to this season, the history of Manchester City's performance in the English football league hierarchy since the creation of the Premier League in 1992 is summarised by the following timeline chart – which commences with the last season (1991–92) of the old Football League First Division (from which the Premier League was formed).

Friendly games[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

First game ever played at CoMS[edit]

Competitive games[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Final Positions[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
14 Tottenham Hotspur 38 13 6 19 47 57 −10 45
15 Blackburn Rovers 38 12 8 18 51 59 −8 44
16 Manchester City 38 9 14 15 55 54 +1 41
17 Everton 38 9 12 17 45 57 −12 39
18 Leicester City 38 6 15 17 48 65 −17 33

Updated to games played on 15 May 2004 (end of season).
Source: Premier League 2003–04
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 9 14 15 55 54 +1 41 5 9 5 31 24 +7 4 5 10 24 30 −6

Last updated: 15 May 2004 (end of season).
Source: Premier League results 2003–04

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A H A H
Result W D W L W D D L W L W L L L D L D L D D L D L D L W L W L D D D D L D W L W

Last updated: 15 May 2004 (end of season).
Source: Premier League results 2003–04
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Individual match reports[edit]

17 August 2003
14:00
Charlton Athletic England 0 – 3 England Manchester City
Sporting Life report Goal 13' (pen.) Anelka
Goal 23' Sibierski
Goal 83' Sun
The Valley
London
Attendance: 25,780
Referee: M. Dean (Wirral)

23 August 2003
15:00
Manchester City 1 – 1 England Portsmouth
Sommeil Goal 90' Sporting Life report Goal 24' Aiyegbeni
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 46,287
Referee: M. Messias (N. Yorkshire)

25 August 2003
20:00
Blackburn Rovers England 2 – 3 England Manchester City
Sinclair Goal 44' (o.g.)
Amoruso Goal 61'
Sporting Life report Goal 4' Tarnat
Goal 59' Barton
Goal 87' Anelka
Ewood Park
Blackburn
Attendance: 23,361
Referee: A. Wiley (Staffordshire)

31 August 2003
16:05
Manchester City 1 – 2 England Arsenal
Lauren Goal 10' (o.g.) Sporting Life report Goal 48' Wiltord
Goal 72' Ljungberg
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 46,436
Referee: G. Poll (Hertfordshire)

14 September 2003
14:00
Manchester City 4 – 1 England Aston Villa
Anelka Goal 48' (pen.)
Tarnat Goal 50'
Anelka Goal 68' (pen.)
Anelka Goal 83'
Sporting Life report Goal 31' Angel
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 46,687
Referee: M. Halsey (Lancashire)

20 September 2003
15:00
Fulham England 2 – 2 England Manchester City
Malbranque Goal 73'
Saha Goal 79'
Sporting Life report Goal 46' Anelka
Goal 90' Wanchope
Loftus Road
London
Attendance: 16,124
Referee: P. Dowd (Staffordshire)

28 September 2003
16:05
Manchester City 0 – 0 England Tottenham Hotspur
Sporting Life report
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 46,842
Referee: N. Barry (N. Lincolnshire)

4 October 2003
15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers England 1 – 0 England Manchester City
Cameron Goal 75' Sporting Life report
Molineux Stadium
Wolverhampton
Attendance: 29,386
Referee: J. Winter (Cleveland)

18 October 2003
15:00
Manchester City 6 – 2 England Bolton Wanderers
Wright-Phillips Goal 27'
Distin Goal 48'
Wright-Phillips Goal 56'
Anelka Goal 58'
Wright-Phillips BookedRed card 62'
Anelka Goal 72'
Reyna Goal 84'
Sporting Life report Goal 25' Nolan
Goal 60' Campo
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,101
Referee: S. Bennett (Kent)

25 October 2003
15:00
Chelsea England 1 – 0 England Manchester City
Hasselbaink Goal 34' Sporting Life report
Stamford Bridge
London
Attendance: 41,040
Referee: P. Dowd (Staffordshire)

1 November 2003
15:00
Southampton England 0 – 2 England Manchester City
Sporting Life report Goal 4' Fowler
Goal 85' Wanchope
St Mary's Stadium
Southampton
Attendance: 31,952
Referee: A. Wiley (Staffordshire)

9 November 2003
15:00
Manchester City 0 – 3 England Leicester City
Sporting Life report Goal 12' Stewart
Goal 53' (pen.) Dickov
Goal 58' Bent
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 46,966
Referee: M. Riley (W. Yorkshire)

22 November 2003
15:00
Newcastle United England 3 – 0 England Manchester City
Ameobi Goal 57'
Shearer Goal 77' Goal 85'
Sporting Life report
St James' Park
Newcastle
Attendance: 52,159
Referee: N. Barry (N. Lincolnshire)

30 November 2003
15:00
Manchester City 0 – 1 England Middlesbrough
Sporting Life report Goal 30' (o.g.) Jihai
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 46,824
Referee: M. Riley (W. Yorkshire)

7 December 2003
14:00
Everton England 0 – 0 England Manchester City
Sporting Life report
Goodison Park
Liverpool
Attendance: 37,871
Referee: J. Winter (Cleveland)

13 December 2003
12:30
Manchester United England 3 – 1 England Manchester City
Scholes Goal 7'
van Nistelrooy Goal 34'
Scholes Goal 73'
Sporting Life report Goal 52' Wright-Phillips
Old Trafford
Manchester
Attendance: 67,645
Referee: M. Halsey (Lancashire)

22 December 2003
20:00
Manchester City 1 – 1 England Leeds United
Sibierski Goal 82' Sporting Life report Goal 24' Viduka
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,126
Referee: G. Barber (Hertfordshire)

26 December 2003
15:00
Birmingham City England 2 – 1 England Manchester City
Kenna Goal 81'
Forssell Goal 87'
Sporting Life report Goal 14' Fowler
St. Andrews
Birmingham
Attendance: 29,520
Referee: U. Rennie (S. Yorkshire)

28 December 2003
15:00
Manchester City 2 – 2 England Liverpool
Anelka Goal 30' (pen.)
Fowler Goal 90'
Sporting Life report Goal 66' Šmicer
Goal 80' Hamann
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,201
Referee: M. Riley (W. Yorkshire)

7 January 2004
19:45
Manchester City 1 – 1 England Charlton Athletic
Fowler Goal 39' Sporting Life report Goal 84' Di Canio
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 44,307
Referee: P. Walton (Northamptonshire)

10 January 2004
15:00
Portsmouth England 4 – 2 England Manchester City
Stefanovic Goal 19'
Yakubu Goal 52'
Sheringham Goal 58'
Yakubu Goal 77'
Sporting Life report Goal 21' Anelka
Goal 45' Sibierski
Fratton Park
Portsmouth
Attendance: 20,120
Referee: M. Messias (N. Yorkshire)

17 January 2004
15:00
Manchester City 1 – 1 England Blackburn Rovers
Anelka Goal 50' Sporting Life report Goal 55' Flitcroft
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,090
Referee: M. Dean (Wirral)

1 February 2004
16:05
Arsenal England 2 – 1 England Manchester City
Tarnat Goal 39' (o.g.)
Henry Goal 83'
Sporting Life report Goal 89' Anelka
Highbury
London
Attendance: 38,103
Referee: A. Wiley (Staffordshire)

8 February 2004
14:00
Manchester City 0 – 0 England Birmingham City
Sporting Life report
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 46,967
Referee: P. Durkin (Dorset)

11 February 2004
20:00
Liverpool England 2 – 1 England Manchester City
Owen Goal 3'
Gerrard Goal 51'
Sporting Life report Goal 50' Wright-Phillips
Anfield
Liverpool
Attendance: 43,257
Referee: M. Riley (W. Yorkshire)

21 February 2004
15:00
Bolton Wanderers England 1 – 3 England Manchester City
Nolan Goal 22' Sporting Life report Goal 27' Goal 31' Fowler
Goal 50' (o.g.) Charlton
Reebok Stadium
Bolton
Attendance: 27,301
Referee: S. Dunn (Gloucestershire)

28 February 2004
15:00
Manchester City 0 – 1 England Chelsea
Sporting Life report Goal 82' Guðjohnsen
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,304
Referee: R. Styles (Hampshire)

14 March 2004
14:00
Manchester City 4 – 1 England Manchester United
Fowler Goal 3'
Macken Goal 32'
Sinclair Goal 73'
Wright-Phillips Goal 90'
Sporting Life report
YouTube video
Goal 35' Scholes
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,284
Referee: S. Bennett (Kent)

22 March 2004
20:00
Leeds United England 2 – 1 England Manchester City
McPhail Goal 23'
Viduka Goal 76' (pen.)
Sporting Life report Goal 44' Anelka
Elland Road
Leeds
Attendance: 36,998
Referee: A. Wiley (Staffordshire)

27 March 2004
15:00
Manchester City 0 – 0 England Fulham
Sporting Life report
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 46,522
Referee: J. Winter (Cleveland)

4 April 2004
14:00
Aston Villa England 1 – 1 England Manchester City
Angel Goal 26' Sporting Life report Goal 82' Distin
Villa Park
Birmingham
Attendance: 37,602
Referee: U. Rennie (S. Yorkshire)

10 April 2004
15:00
Manchester City 3 – 3 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Anelka Goal 25'
Sibierski Goal 39'
Wright-Phillips Goal 90'
Sporting Life report Goal 13' Kennedy
Goal 23' Cort
Goal 78' Camara
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,248
Referee: J. Winter (Cleveland)

12 April 2004
15:00
Tottenham Hotspur England 1 – 1 England Manchester City
Defoe Goal 52' Sporting Life report Goal 25' Anelka
White Hart Lane
London
Attendance: 35,282
Referee: C. Foy (Merseyside)

17 April 2004
15:00
Manchester City 1 – 3 England Southampton
Anelka Goal 78' Sporting Life report Goal 34' Beattie
Goal 55' Goal 81' Phillips
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,152
Referee: G. Barber (Hertfordshire)

24 April 2004
15:00
Leicester City England 1 – 1 England Manchester City
Scowcroft Goal 66' Sporting Life report Goal 45' Tarnat
Walkers Stadium
Leicester
Attendance: 31,457
Referee: A. D'Urso (Essex)

1 May 2004
15:00
Manchester City 1 – 0 England Newcastle United
Wanchope Goal 59' Sporting Life report
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,226
Referee: M. Halsey (Lancashire)

8 May 2004
15:00
Middlesbrough England 2 – 1 England Manchester City
Maccarone Goal 8'
Nemeth Goal 32'
Sporting Life report Goal 35' Wanchope
Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough
Attendance: 34,734
Referee: M. Riley (W. Yorkshire)

15 May 2004
15:00
Manchester City 5 – 1 England Everton
Wanchope Goal 16' Goal 30'
Anelka Goal 41'
Sibierski Goal 89'
Wright-Phillips Goal 90'
Sporting Life report Goal 60' Campbell
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,284
Referee: S. Dunn (Gloucestershire)

UEFA Cup[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

First leg[edit]
14 August 2003
Manchester City 5 – 0 Wales The New Saints
Sinclair Goal 14'
Wright-Phillips Goal 51'
Sun Goal 60'
Sommeil Goal 74'
Anelka Goal 87'
Sporting Life report
City of Manchester Stadium, England
Attendance: 34,103
Referee: Alexey Tiumin (Russia)
Second leg[edit]

First round[edit]

First leg[edit]
24 September 2003
Manchester City 3 – 2 Belgium Sporting Lokeren
Sibierski Goal 8'
Fowler Goal 77'
Anelka Goal 80' (pen.)
Sporting Life report Goal 14' Zoundi
Goal 40' Kristinsson
City of Manchester Stadium, England
Attendance: 29,067
Referee: G. Gilewski (Poland)
Second leg[edit]
15 October 2003
Sporting Lokeren Belgium 0 – 1 England Manchester City
Sporting Life report Goal 19' (pen.) Anelka
Daknamstadion
Lokeren, Belgium
Attendance: 10,000

Second round[edit]

First leg[edit]
6 November 2003
Manchester City 1 – 1 Poland Groclin Dyskobolia
Anelka Goal 6' Sporting Life report Goal 65' Mila
City of Manchester Stadium, England
Attendance: 32,506
Referee: G. Kaznaferis (Greece)
Second leg[edit]
27 November 2003
Groclin Dyskobolia Poland 0 – 0 England Manchester City
Sporting Life report
Stadion Dyskobolia
Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Peter Frojdfeldt (Sweden)

Final aggregate score 1–1 with Groclin winning due to away goals counting double


League Cup[edit]

Third round[edit]

28 October 2003
19:45
Queens Park Rangers England 0 – 3 England Manchester City
Sporting Life report Goal 22' Goal 77' Wright-Phillips
Goal 79' Macken
Loftus Road
London
Attendance: 16,773
Referee: S. Dunn (Gloucestershire)

Fourth round[edit]

3 December 2003
19:45
Tottenham Hotspur England 3 – 1 England Manchester City
Anderton Goal 9'
Postiga Goal 30'
Kanouté Goal 90'
Sporting Life report Goal 80' Fowler
White Hart Lane
London
Attendance: 31,727
Referee: P. Durkin (Dorset)

FA Cup[edit]

Third round[edit]

3 January 2004
15:00
Manchester City 2 – 2 England Leicester City
Anelka Goal 27' (pen.) Goal 69' Sporting Life report Goal 4' Dickov
Goal 66' Bent
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 30,617
Referee: G. Poll (Hertfordshire)
Third round replay[edit]
14 January 2004
19:45
Leicester City England 1 – 3 England Manchester City
Ferdinand Goal 73' Sporting Life report Goal 12' Sibierski
Goal 90' Macken
Goal 90' Anelka
Walkers Stadium
Leicester
Attendance: 18,916
Referee: G. Poll (Hertfordshire)

Fourth round[edit]

25 January 2004
13:00
Manchester City 1 – 1 England Tottenham Hotspur
Anelka Goal 11' Sporting Life report Goal 57' Doherty
City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: S. Dunn (Gloucestershire)
Fourth round replay[edit]
4 February 2004
19:45
Tottenham Hotspur England 3 – 4 England Manchester City
King Goal 2'
Keane Goal 19'
Ziege Goal 43'
Sporting Life report
MCFC video
BookedRed card 45' Barton
Goal 48' Distin
Goal 69' Bosvelt
Goal 80' Wright-Phillips
Goal 90' Macken
White Hart Lane
London
Attendance: 30,400
Referee: R. Styles (Hampshire)

Fifth round[edit]

14 February 2004
12:30
Manchester United England 4 – 2 England Manchester City
Scholes Goal 34'
Neville BookedRed card 39'
van Nistelrooy Goal 71'
Ronaldo Goal 74'
van Nistelrooy Goal 80'
Sporting Life report Goal 78' Tarnat
Goal 86' Fowler
Old Trafford
Manchester
Attendance: 67,228
Referee: J. Winter (Cleveland)

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

No.
Pos
Nat
Name
MS Notes
1 GK  ENG David Seaman 26
17 RB  PRC Sun Jihai 38
22 CB  IRL Richard Dunne 38
5 CB  FRA Sylvain Distin 50
18 LB  GER Michael Tarnat 41
28 LM  ENG Trevor Sinclair 28
24 CM  ENG Joey Barton 31 Steve McManaman had 26 starts
26 CM  NED Paul Bosvelt 31
29 LM  ENG Shaun Wright-Phillips 41
8 CF  ENG Robbie Fowler 33
39 CF  FRA Nicolas Anelka 42

Goal scorers[edit]

Information current as of 15 May 2004 (end of season)

Transfers and loans[edit]

See also[edit]

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