2004–05 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City
Season 2004–05
Owner Publicly traded company
Chairman John Wardle
Managers Kevin Keegan (until 11 March 2005)
Stuart Pearce
Team captain Sylvain Distin
Home stadium City of Manchester Stadium
(a.k.a. Eastlands and CoMS)
Premier0League Eighth
League Cup Third round
FA Cup Third round
Top goalscorers League: 0 Shaun Wright-Phillips
0 and 0 Robbie Fowler 0 (10 goals)
0 (15th highest in Premier League)

All comps: 0 Shaun Wright-Phillips
0 and 0 Robbie Fowler 0 (11 goals)

Season revenue € 90.1 million0(17th highest in world)
(7th highest in Premier League)
Average home
attendance
45,192 – over 19 PL home games
(3rd highest in Premier League)
Highest home
attendance
47,221 0v0 Middlesbrough
15 May 2005
Highest away
attendance
67,863 0v0 Manchester United
7 November 2004
Lowest home
attendance
19,578 0v0 Barnsley
21 September 2004
Lowest away
attendance
13,171 0v0 Oldham Athletic
8 January 2005
2003–04 0 0 0 Soccerball current event.svg 0 0 0 2005–06
Results summary - all competitions
Wins Draws Losses Win %
Home 9 6 6 42.9%
Away 5 7 8 25.0%
Both 14 13 14 34.1%
Results summary - Premier League
Wins Draws Losses Win %
Home 8 6 5 42.1%
Away 5 7 7 26.3%
Both 13 13 12 34.2%

The 2004–05 season was Manchester City Football Club's third consecutive season playing in the Premier League, the top division of English football, and its eighth 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 113th season playing in a division of English football, most of which have been spent in the top flight.

Season review[edit]

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 Wales DF Ben Thatcher
5 France DF Sylvain Distin
6 United States MF Claudio Reyna
8 England FW Robbie Fowler
10 France MF Antoine Sibierski
11 Republic of Ireland FW Jon Macken[1]
12 England GK Nicky Weaver
14 Netherlands MF Kiki Musampa[2] (on loan from Atlético Madrid)
16 England DF Nedum Onuoha[3]
17 China DF Sun Jihai
18 England DF Danny Mills
20 England MF Steve McManaman
22 Republic of Ireland DF Richard Dunne
No. Position Player
24 England MF Joey Barton
25 Belgium GK Geert De Vlieger
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
31 England DF Jonathan D'Laryea
32 Denmark GK Kevin Stuhr-Ellegaard
33 Denmark GK Kasper Schmeichel
38 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Ireland
40 England MF Lee Croft
41 England DF Stephen Jordan
42 England FW Bradley Wright-Phillips
44 Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood

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
9 Costa Rica FW Paulo Wanchope (to Malaga)
21 Netherlands GK Ronald Waterreus (to Rangers)
No. Position Player
39 France FW Nicolas Anelka (to Fenerbahçe)
43 Republic of Ireland MF Paddy McCarthy (to Leicester City)

Team kit[edit]

The team kit was produced by Reebok and the shirt sponsor was Thomas Cook.

Home
Away
Third kit

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).

Pre-season games[edit]

Thomas Cook Trophy[edit]

Competitive games[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Position in final standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
6 Bolton Wanderers 38 16 10 12 49 44 +5 58
7 Middlesbrough 38 14 13 11 53 46 +7 55
8 Manchester City 38 13 13 12 47 39 +8 52
9 Tottenham Hotspur 38 14 10 14 47 41 +6 52
10 Aston Villa 38 12 11 15 45 52 −7 47

Updated to games played on 15 May 2005 (end of season).
Source: Premier League 2004-05
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 13 13 12 47 39 +8 52 8 6 5 24 14 +10 5 7 7 23 25 −2

Last updated: 15 May 2005 (end of season).
Source: Premier League results 2004-05

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 H A A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H
Result D L L W L W L D W L D D D W W L L W L D W D W L D D L W L L D W D W D W W D

Last updated: 15 May 2005 (end of season).
Source: Premier League results 2004-05
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Individual match reports[edit]

14 August 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 1 – 1 England Fulham
Fowler Goal 28' Guardian report Goal 56' John

21 August 2004
15:00
Liverpool England 2 – 1 England Manchester City
Baros Goal 48'
Gerrard Goal 75'
Guardian report Goal 45' Anelka
BookedRed card 85' Dunne
Anfield
Liverpool

Attendance: 42,831
Referee: Graham Poll

24 August 2004
19:45
Birmingham City England 1 – 0 England Manchester City
Heskey Goal 8' Guardian report
St Andrews
Birmingham

Attendance: 28,551
Referee: Phil Dowd


11 September 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 0 – 1 England Everton
Guardian report Goal 60' BookedRed card 61' Cahill

18 September 2004
15:00
Crystal Palace England 1 – 2 England Manchester City
Johnson Goal 77' (pen.) Guardian report Goal 55' Goal 64' (pen.) Anelka
Selhurst Park
London

Attendance: 25,768
Referee: Martin Atkinson

25 September 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 0 – 1 England Arsenal
Guardian report Goal 14' Cole


16 October 2004
17:15
Manchester City England 1 – 0 England Chelsea
Anelka Goal 11' (pen.) Guardian report

24 October 2004
15:00
Newcastle United England 4 – 3 England Manchester City
Robert Goal 49'
Shearer Goal 58' (pen.)
Elliott Goal 69'
Bellamy Goal 89'
Guardian report Goal 64' Goal 77' S. Wright-Phillips
Goal 67' (pen.) Fowler
St James' Park
Newcastle

Attendance: 52,316
Referee: Steve Dunn




20 November 2004
17:15
Portsmouth England 1 – 3 England Manchester City
O'Neil Goal 8' Guardian report Goal 6' S. Wright-Phillips
Goal 79' Sibierski
Goal 87' Bosvelt
Fratton Park
Portsmouth

Attendance: 20,101
Referee: Matt Messias


6 December 2004
20:00
Middlesbrough England 3 – 2 England Manchester City
Viduka Goal 9' Goal 54'
Hasselbaink Goal 65'
Guardian report Goal 39' Fowler
Goal 80' B. Wright-Phillips
Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough

Attendance: 29,787
Referee: Graham Poll


18 December 2004
15:00
Bolton Wanderers England 0 – 1 England Manchester City
Guardian report Goal 52' Barton
Reebok Stadium
Bolton

Attendance: 27,274
Referee: Uriah Rennie

26 December 2004
15:00
England Everton 2 – 1 England Manchester City
Cahill Goal 22'
Bent Goal 63'
Guardian report Goal 42' Fowler
Red card 83' Negouai
Goodison Park
Liverpool

Attendance: 40,530
Referee: Phil Dowd

28 December 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 1 – 1 England West Brom
Anelka Goal 32' Guardian report Goal 85' (o.g.) Dunne
Red card 17' Gaardsoe


4 January 2005
19:45
Arsenal England 1 – 1 England Manchester City
Ljungberg Goal 75' Guardian report Goal 31' S. Wright-Phillips
Highbury
London

Attendance: 38,086
Referee: Rob Styles


22 January 2005
17:15
West Brom England 2 – 0 England Manchester City
Campbell Goal 5'
Wallwork Goal 81'
Guardian report
The Hawthorns
West Bromwich

Attendance: 25,348
Referee: Graham Poll


6 February 2005
16:05
Chelsea England 0 – 0 England Manchester City
Guardian report
Stamford Bridge
London

Attendance: 42,093
Referee: Howard Webb


28 February 2005
20:00
Norwich City England 2 – 3 England Manchester City
Ashton Goal 12'
McKenzie Goal 16'
Jonson BookedRed card 66'
Guardian report Goal 25' Sibierski
Goal 37' Goal 90' Fowler
Carrow Road
Norwich

Attendance: 24,302
Referee: Rob Styles


19 March 2005
15:00
Tottenham Hotspur England 2 – 1 England Manchester City
Defoe Goal 16'
Keane Goal 84'
Guardian report Goal 44' Reyna
White Hart Lane
London

Attendance: 35,681
Referee: Barry Knight

2 April 2005
12:45
Charlton Athletic England 2 – 2 England Manchester City
Bartlett Goal 10'
Perry Goal 90'
Guardian report Goal 4' (o.g.) Hreiðarsson
Goal 38' Fowler
The Valley
London

Attendance: 26,436
Referee: Rob Styles


16 April 2005
15:00
Fulham England 1 – 1 England Manchester City
Boa Morte Goal 76' Guardian report Goal 20' Reyna
Craven Cottage
London

Attendance: 21,796
Referee: Neale Barry






League Cup[edit]

Second round[edit]

21 September 2004
19:45
Manchester City England 7 – 1 England Barnsley
Barton Goal 21'
Macken Goal 28' Goal 44'
Flood Goal 33'
S. Wright-Phillips Goal 36'
Sibierski Goal 56' Goal 84'
Guardian report Goal 47' Conlon
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester

Attendance: 19,578
Referee: Paul Robinson

Third round[edit]

27 October 2004
19:45
Manchester City England 1 – 2 England Arsenal
Fowler Goal 90' Guardian report Goal 78' van Persie
Goal 90' Karbassiyoon

FA Cup[edit]

Third round[edit]

8 January 2005
15:00
Oldham Athletic England 1 – 0 England Manchester City
Vernon Goal 14' Guardian report
Boundary Park
Oldham

Attendance: 13,171
Referee: Mike Dean

Playing statistics[edit]

Starting XI[edit]

No.
Pos
Nat
Name
MS Notes
1 GK England David James 39
18 RB England Danny Mills 32
22 CB Republic of Ireland Richard Dunne 36
5 CB France Sylvain Distin 41
3 LB Wales Ben Thatcher 20 Stephen Jordan has 19 starts
29 CM England Shaun Wright-Phillips 36
24 CM England Joey Barton 30
26 CM Netherlands Paul Bosvelt 30
8 CF England Robbie Fowler 29
39 CF France Nicolas Anelka 18
10 CF France Antoine Sibierski 37

Appearances (Apps.) numbers are for appearances in competitive games only
Apps. numbers denote: "Total no. of games played (No. of games played as a substitute)"
Red card numbers denote: "No. of second yellow cards / No. of straight red cards"

No. Pos. Player League FA Cup League Cup Totals Discipline
Apps. Goals Apps. Goals Apps. Goals Apps. Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England David James 380(0) 10(0) 390(0)
2 DF Guadeloupe David Sommeil 010(0) 10(1) 020(1)
3 DF Wales Ben Thatcher 180(1) 10(0) 20(0) 210(1) 2
5 DF France Sylvain Distin 380(0) 1 10(0) 20(0) 410(0) 1 3
6 MF United States Claudio Reyna 170(1) 2 170(1) 2
8 FW England Robbie Fowler 320(4) 10 10(0) 1 330(4) 11 3
10 MF France Antoine Sibierski 350(1) 4 10(0) 20(0) 2 380(1) 6 3
11 FW England Jon Macken 230(7) 1 10(0) 10(0) 2 250(7) 3
12 GK England Nicky Weaver 010(1) 010(1)
14 MF Netherlands Kiki Musampa 140(0) 3 140(0) 3
16 DF England Nedum Onuoha 170(6) 10(0) 180(6)
17 DF China Sun Jihai 060(2) 10(0) 070(2) 1
18 DF England Danny Mills 320(3) 10(0) 20(0) 350(3) 5 - / 1
20 MF England Steve McManaman 130(7) 10(1) 140(8) 1
21 GK Netherlands Ronald Waterreus 20(0) 020(0)
22 DF Republic of Ireland Richard Dunne 350(0) 1 10(0) 360(0) 1 7 1 / -
24 MF England Joey Barton 320(3) 1 10(0) 10(0) 1 340(3) 2 9
26 MF Netherlands Paul Bosvelt 280(0) 2 10(0) 10(0) 300(0) 2 6
28 MF England Trevor Sinclair 040(2) 1 10(0) 050(2) 1
29 MF England Shaun Wright-Phillips 330(1) 10 10(0) 20(0) 1 360(1) 11
30 MF Martinique Christian Negouai 010(1) 10(1) 020(2) - / 1
31 MF England Jonathan D'Laryea 10(0) 010(0)
39 Sold France Nicolas Anelka 190(1) 7 190(1) 7
40 MF England Lee Croft 070(7) 070(7)
41 DF England Stephen Jordan 190(0) 10(1) 200(1) 5
42 FW England Bradley Wright-Phillips 14 (14) 1 10(0) 10(1) 16 (15) 1
44 MF Republic of Ireland Willo Flood 090(5) 1 10(1) 20(0) 1 120(6) 2 1
TOTALS 45 8 53 46 1 / 2

Information current as of 15 May 2005 (end of season)

Last updated: 26 February 2011.
Source: (for appearances, goals and discipline stats.) All match Reports in Competitive games section above

Goal scorers[edit]

Information current as of 15 May 2005 (end of season)

Transfers and loans[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macken was born in Blackley, England and has represented England at U-20 level, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his full international debut for the Republic of Ireland in August 2004.
  2. ^ Musampa was born in Kinshasa, Zaire, but also qualified to represent the Netherlands internationally and has represented them at youth level.
  3. ^ Onuoha was born in Warri, Nigeria, but also qualified to represent England internationally and has represented them at U-21 level.
  4. ^ a b "Man City sign Thatcher". BBC Sport. 2005-01-31. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  5. ^ "Keegan delighted with Mills signing". Manchester Evening News. 2004-07-14. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  6. ^ "Manchester City sign Waterreus". RTÉ Sport. 2005-01-31. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  7. ^ "Wiekens eyes English deal". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2004-05-26. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  8. ^ "Sunderland win benefits Man City". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2005-04-25. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  9. ^ "Tarnat signs for Hannover". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  10. ^ "Leicester swoop for Tiatto". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2004-06-25. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  11. ^ "Owls track Whelan". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2004-03-30. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  12. ^ "Man City reserves move home". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2004-07-05. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  13. ^ "Wanchope joins Malaga". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2004-08-26. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  14. ^ "Anelka completes Fenerbahce move". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2005-01-31. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  15. ^ "'Keeper Waterreus joins Rangers". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2005-01-31. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  16. ^ "Foxes land City stopper". skysports.com (sky SPORTS). 2005-03-03. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  17. ^ "Manchester City let McManaman go". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2005-05-20. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  18. ^ "Man City seal Musampa loan deal". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2005-01-27. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  19. ^ "Musampa stays at Man City on loan". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2005-06-05. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  20. ^ "Musampa happy to extend City stay". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2005-06-08. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  21. ^ "Bischoff joins Wolves". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2004-09-30. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  22. ^ "Oldham snap up Croft on loan". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2004-11-10. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  23. ^ "Transfers - December 2004". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2004-12-31. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  24. ^ "Negouai joins Sky Blues on loan". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2005-01-27. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  25. ^ "Bischoff makes return to Wolves". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2005-03-24. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  26. ^ "Ipoua signs loan deal at Lincoln". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2005-02-11. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  27. ^ "Duo end loan spells with Lincoln". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2005-03-16. Retrieved 2011-03-04.