The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern are absolutely ecstatic with their sides record-breaking opening to the campaign.
Pep Guardiola has turned his City side into one of, if not the most formidable opposition in European football right now. City saw their points total rise to 37 points from their opening 13 league matches following victory at Huddersfield on Sunday to set a new Premier League record for their points tally at this stage in the season.
However, City broke another peculiar club-record against Huddersfield last Sunday after recovering from a half-time deficit to claim all three points at The John Smiths Stadium.
Prior to the weekend, City had not managed to overturn a half-time deficit away since they came from 2-1 down to beat Blackburn 3-2 at Ewood Park a whopping 22 years ago.
In light of this information, the club’s official Twitter page published a post comparing the side that defeated Huddersfield with the one that defeated Blackburn in 1995.
17th April 1995
That team The current team pic.twitter.com/1INu1SFGrI
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 27, 2017
And plenty of The Citizens faithful were feeling nostalgic looking back at some of their former heroes on the team-sheet.
Meanwhile, rival supporters took the opportunity to suggest that City fans would not recognise the former players after jumping on the bandwagon of success in recent years…
Here’s what the fans had to say in response to the club post.
Yeah without a doubt, He'd replace Fernandinho.
— Josh Mcgreavy (@Josh_McGreavy) November 27, 2017
Fitzroy Simpson, the Fabian Delph of his day, sweet left foot though
— trick*star (@trickytrev83) November 27, 2017
I remember that game well. City doing United a favour in the title race and we still stuffed it up.
Team with no history
Remember Edgehill. Greatest RB of all time
— ManCity#1 (@PeptheMessiah) November 27, 2017
Should give all the thanks to Sterling. He won you this game.
— Kai (@ItsThatGuyKai95) November 27, 2017
— zoy_ (@zoy52456909) November 27, 2017
A good old 4-2-4 for #MCFC in ’95
— ForReasonsUnknown (@MagpiePaul37) November 27, 2017
I remember the 1995 game well. It was a filthy night and City nearly handed the title to United with that win. At least City avoided relegation…..until Alan Ball got his maths wrong the following year!
— Simon Brown (@simonbrown62) November 27, 2017