2005–06 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City
Season 2005–06
Owner Publicly traded company
Chairman John Wardle
Manager Stuart Pearce
Team captain Sylvain Distin
Home stadium City of Manchester Stadium
(a.k.a. Eastlands and CoMS)
Premier0League Fifteenth
League Cup Second round
FA Cup Quarter-finals
Top goalscorers League: 0 Andy Cole (9 goals)
(20th highest in Premier League)
All comps: 0 Andy Cole (10 goals) 0 and 0 Darius Vassell (10 goals)
Season revenue € 89.4 million0(17th highest in world)
(7th highest in Premier League)
Average home
attendance
42,856 – over 19 PL home games
(4th highest in Premier League)
Highest home
attendance
47,192 0v0 Manchester United
14 January 2006
Highest away
attendance
67,839 0v0 Manchester United
10 September 2005
Lowest home
attendance
27,779 0v0 Scunthorpe United
7 January 2006
Lowest away
attendance
8,228 0v0 Doncaster Rovers
21 September 2005
2004–05 0 0 0 Soccerball current event.svg 0 0 0 2006–07
Results summary - all competitions
Wins Draws Losses Win %
Home 12 2 9 52.2%
Away 4 4 13 19.0%
Both 16 6 22 36.4%
Results summary - Premier League
Wins Draws Losses Win %
Home 9 2 8 47.4%
Away 4 2 13 21.1%
Both 13 4 21 34.2%

The 2005–06 season was Manchester City Football Club's fourth consecutive season playing in the Premier League, the top division of English football, and its ninth 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 114th season playing in a division of English football, most of which have been spent in the top flight.

Season review[edit]

Team kit[edit]

For this season the shirt sponsor for all of the club's kits continued to be the previous season's sponsor, Thomas Cook, while the team kits were produced by the previous season's supplier, Reebok.

Home (version 1)
Home (version 2)
Away (version 1)
Away (version 2)
Third

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]

Premier League Asia Trophy[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
13 Charlton Athletic 38 13 8 17 41 55 −14 47
14 Middlesbrough 38 12 9 17 48 58 −10 45
15 Manchester City 38 13 4 21 43 48 −5 43
16 Aston Villa 38 10 12 16 42 55 −13 42
17 Portsmouth 38 10 8 20 37 62 −25 38

Updated to games played on 7 May 2006 (end of season).
Source: Premier League 2005-06
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 4 21 43 48 −5 43 9 2 8 23 20 +3 4 2 13 20 28 −8

Last updated: 7 May 2006 (end of season).
Source: Premier League results 2005-06

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

Last updated: 7 May 2006 (end of season).
Source: Premier League results 2005-06
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Individual match reports[edit]

13 August 2005
15:00
Manchester City England 0 – 0 England West Bromwich Albion
Guardian report
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 42,983
Referee: C J Foy

20 August 2005
17:15
Birmingham City England 1 – 2 England Manchester City
Butt Goal 7' Guardian report Goal 20' Barton
Goal 46' Cole
St Andrews
Birmingham
Attendance: 26,366
Referee: M Clattenburg

23 August 2005
19:45
Sunderland England 1 – 2 England Manchester City
Le Tallec Goal 41' Guardian report Goal 9' Vassell
Goal 35' Sinclair
Stadium of Light
Sunderland
Attendance: 33,357
Referee: P Walton

27 August 2005
15:00
Manchester City England 2 – 1 England Portsmouth
Reyna Goal 66'
Cole Goal 69'
Guardian report
BBC Sport report
Goal 52' Viafara
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 41,022
Referee: A Wiley

10 September 2005
15:00
Manchester United England 1 – 1 England Manchester City
van Nistelrooy Goal 45' Guardian report Goal 75' Barton
Old Trafford
Manchester
Attendance: 67,839
Referee: S Bennett

18 September 2005
16:00
Manchester City England 0 – 1 England Bolton Wanderers
Guardian report Goal 93' Speed
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 43,137
Referee: M L Dean

24 September 2005
15:00
Newcastle United England 1 – 0 England Manchester City
Owen Goal 18' Guardian report
St James' Park
Newcastle
Attendance: 52, 280
Referee: G Poll

2 October 2005
11:15
Manchester City England 2 – 0 England Everton
Mills Goal 72'
Vassell Goal 92'
Guardian report
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 42,681
Referee: M Halsey

16 October 2005
16:00
Manchester City England 2 – 1 England West Ham United
Cole Goal 17' Goal 55' Guardian report Goal 90' Zamora
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 43, 647
Referee: M Clattenburg

22 October 2005
15:00
Arsenal England 1 – 0 England Manchester City
Pirès Goal 61' (pen.) Guardian report
Highbury
London
Attendance: 38,119
Referee: Mike Riley

31 October 2005
20:00
Manchester City England 3 – 1 England Aston Villa
Vassell Goal 4' Goal 26'
Cole Goal 82'
Guardian report Goal 64' Ridgewell
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 42,069
Referee: D J Gallagher

5 November 2005
15:00
Fulham England 2 – 1 England Manchester City
Malbranque Goal 6' Goal 44' Guardian report Goal 20' Croft
Craven Cottage
London
Attendance: 22,241
Referee: R Styles

19 November 2005
15:00
Manchester City England 0 – 0 England Blackburn Rovers
Guardian report
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester City
Attendance: 44,092
Referee: M Atkinson

26 November 2005
15:00
Manchester City England 0 – 1 England Liverpool
Guardian report Goal 60' Riise
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,105
Referee: A G Wiley

4 December 2005
16:00
Charlton Athletic England 2 – 5 England Manchester City
Bent Goal 36'
Bothroyd Goal 73'
Guardian report Goal 25' Goal 84' Cole
Goal 37' Sinclair
Goal 69' Barton
Goal 79' Vassell
The Valley
London
Attendance: 25,289
Referee: P Dowd

10 December 2005
15:00
West Bromwich Albion England 2 – 0 England Manchester City
Kamara Goal 36'
Campbell Goal 73'
Guardian report
BBC Sport report
Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 87' Cole
The Hawthorns
West Bromwich
Attendance: 25,472
Referee: M Dean

17 December 2005
17:15
Manchester City England 4 – 1 England Birmingham City
Sommeil Goal 1'
Barton Goal 13' (pen.)
Sibierski Goal 39'
Wright-Phillips Goal 69'
Guardian report Goal 73' Jarošík
Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 90' Vaesen
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 41,343
Referee: S Bennett

26 December 2005
15:00
Wigan Athletic England 4 – 3 England Manchester City
Roberts Goal 11' Goal 44'
McCulloch Goal 22'
Camara Goal 70'
Guardian report Goal 2' Sibierski
Goal 76' Barton
Goal 87' Cole
JJB Stadium
Wigan
Attendance: 25,017
Referee: D Gallagher

28 December 2005
19:45
Manchester City England 0 – 1 England Chelsea
Guardian report Goal 79' Cole
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 46,587
Referee: U Rennie

31 December 2005
15:00
Middlesbrough England 0 – 0 England Manchester City
Guardian report
Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough
Attendance: 28,022
Referee: M Atkinson

4 January 2006
20:00
Manchester City England 0 – 2 England Tottenham Hotspur
Guardian report Goal 30' Mido
Goal 83' Keane
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 40,808
Referee: A Wiley

14 January 2006
12:45
Manchester City England 3 – 1 England Manchester United
Sinclair Goal 32'
Vassell Goal 39'
Fowler Goal 93'
Guardian report Goal 76' van Nistelrooy
Red card 66' Ronaldo
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,192
Referee: S Bennett

21 January 2006
15:00
Bolton Wanderers England 2 – 0 England Manchester City
Borgetti Goal 32'
Nolan Goal 39'
Guardian report
Reebok Stadium
Bolton
Attendance: 26,466
Referee: R Styles

1 February 2006
19:45
Manchester City England 3 – 0 England Newcastle United
Riera Goal 14'
Cole Goal 38'
Vassell Goal 62'
Guardian report
BBC Sport report
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 42,413
Referee: C Foy

4 February 2006
15:00
Everton England 1 – 0 England Manchester City
Weir Goal 7' Guardian report Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 90' Jordan
Goodison Park
Liverpool
Attendance: 37,827
Referee: A Marriner

12 February 2006
15:00
Manchester City England 3 – 2 England Charlton Athletic
Dunne Goal 22'
Samaras Goal 53'
Barton Goal 63'
Guardian report Goal 50' D. Bent
Goal 66' M. Bent
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 41,347
Referee: M. Dean

26 February 2006
12:15
Liverpool England 1 – 0 England Manchester City
Kewell Goal 40' Guardian report Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 52' Barton
Anfield
Liverpool
Attendance: 44,121
Referee: D Gallagher

5 March 2006
13:30
Manchester City England 2 – 1 England Sunderland
Samaras Goal 8, 10' Guardian report Goal 24' Kyle
Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 85' Breen
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 42,200
Referee: C. Foy

11 March 2006
15:00
Portsmouth England 2 – 1 England Manchester City
Mendes Goal 30' Goal 90+3' Guardian report Goal 81' Dunne
Fratton Park
Portsmouth
Attendance: 19,556
Referee: M Halsey

18 March 2006
15:00
Manchester City England 0 – 1 England Wigan Athletic
Guardian report Goal 55' McCulloch
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 42,444
Referee: M Atkinson

25 March 2006
15:00
Chelsea England 2 – 0 England Manchester City
Drogba Goal 30' Goal 33' Guardian report Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 45' Distin
Stamford Bridge
London
Attendance: 42,321
Referee: R Styles

2 April 2006
15:00
Manchester City England 0 – 1 England Middlesbrough
Guardian report Goal 42' Cattermole
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 40,256
Referee: M Riley

8 April 2006
12:45
Tottenham Hotspur England 2 – 1 England Manchester City
Stalteri Goal 43'
Carrick Goal 49'
Guardian report Goal 51' Samaras
White Hart Lane
London
Attendance: 36,167
Referee: D. Gallagher

15 April 2006
15:00
West Ham United England 1 – 0 England Manchester City
Newton Goal 15' Guardian report
Boleyn Ground
London
Attendance: 34,305
Referee: Steve Bennett

25 April 2006
19:45
Aston Villa England 0 – 1 England Manchester City
Guardian report
Guardian match facts
Goal 71' Vassell
Villa Park
Birmingham
Attendance: 26,422
Referee: C Foy

29 April 2006
15:00
Manchester City England 1 – 2 England Fulham
Dunne Goal 69' Guardian report
BBC Sport report
Goal 83' John
Goal 90' Malbranque
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 41,128
Referee: P Walton

4 May 2006
19:45
Manchester City England 1 – 3 England Arsenal
Sommeil Goal 38' Guardian report Goal 29' Ljungberg
Goal 77' Goal 84' Reyes
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 41,875
Referee: G Poll

7 May 2006
15:00
Blackburn Rovers England 2 – 0 England Manchester City
Khizanishvili Goal 35'
Kuqi Goal 53'
Tugay Red card 59'
Guardian report
Ewood Park
Blackburn
Attendance: 25,731
Referee: H Webb

League Cup[edit]

Second round[edit]

21 September 2005
19:45
Doncaster Rovers England (0) 1 – 1 (0) England Manchester City
McIndoe Goal 118' (pen.) Guardian report
BBC Sport report
Goal 95' (pen.) Vassell
Red card 106' Onuoha 0 (rescinded at end of game)
  Penalties  
McIndoe Penalty scored
Coppinger Penalty scored
Heffeman Penalty scored
3 – 0 Penalty missed Vassell
Penalty missed Sibierski
Penalty missed Dunne
Earth Stadium
Doncaster
Attendance: 8,228
Referee: G Salisbury

FA Cup[edit]

Third round[edit]

7 January 2006
15:00
Manchester City England 3 – 1 England Scunthorpe United
Fowler Goal 47, 56, 64' Guardian report Goal 17' Keogh
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 27,779
Referee: A R Hall

Fourth round[edit]

28 January 2006
15:00
Manchester City England 1 – 0 England Wigan Athletic
Cole Goal 83' Guardian report
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 30,811
Referee: H Webb

Fifth round[edit]

19 February 2006
18:30
Aston Villa England 1 – 1 England Manchester City
Baroš Goal 72' Guardian report Goal 90+3' Richards
Villa Park
Birmingham
Attendance: 23,847
Referee: G Poll
Fifth round replay[edit]
14 March 2006
19:45
Manchester City England 2 – 1 England Aston Villa
Samaras Goal 17'
Vassell Goal 49'
Guardian report Goal 85' Davis
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 33,006
Referee: P Dowd

Quarter-final[edit]

20 March 2006
20:05
Manchester City England 1 – 2 England West Ham United
Sun Red card 56'
Musampa Goal 85'
Guardian report Goal 41' Goal 69' Ashton
City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 39,357
Referee: H Webb

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[1]
4 Finland MF Tuomas Haapala
5 France DF Sylvain Distin
6 United States MF Claudio Reyna
8 England MF Joey Barton
9 England FW Andrew Cole
10 France MF Antoine Sibierski
11 England FW Darius Vassell
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
19 Spain MF Albert Riera (on loan from Espanyol)
No. Position Player
20 Greece FW Georgios Samaras
22 Republic of Ireland DF Richard Dunne
25 Belgium GK Geert De Vlieger
26 England DF Matt Mills
27 Denmark DF Mikkel Bischoff
28 England MF Trevor Sinclair
33 Denmark GK Kasper Schmeichel
36 Republic of Ireland FW Karl Bermingham
37 England MF Ian Bennett
38 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Ireland
40 England MF Lee Croft
41 England DF Stephen Jordan
42 England FW Bradley Wright-Phillips
43 England FW Ishmael Miller
44 Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood
45 England DF Micah Richards

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
7 England FW Robbie Fowler (to Liverpool)
20 Qatar MF Yasser Hussein (released)
No. Position Player
31 England MF Jonathan D'Laryea (to Mansfield Town)

Statistics[edit]

Starting XI[edit]