City meet Birmingham on Sunday, defending an unbeaten Premiership record against the Midlands side.
The visitors will have their work cut out for them as they have only managed one goal and one point in five visits to City. Their only point came in February 2004 when the match ended 0-0, while their only goal came courtesy of a Jiri Jarosik consolation during a 4-1 defeat at Eastlands in December 2005.
The majority of league meetings was in the old first division, when 42 meetings took place, with City winning 28 times to Birmingham’s 7. 13 meetings took place in the old second division with City winning 9 while in the new style first division, 4 games were played with City winning 3 to Birmingham’s one.
In all league competitions, City hold a formidable record over Birmingham. From 64 meetings, City have won 44 with Birmingham walking away with maximum points on nine occasions.
They have met twice in the FA Cup and once in the League Cup with City emerging victorious each time. In relation to goals, City have scored 142 from 70 games played at home, while Birmingham have only breached the blues defence 54 times.
City’s Home Record Against Birmingham
|First Division (Old)||42||28||7||7||81||44|
|Second Division (Old)||13||9||3||1||28||8|
|First Division (New)||4||3||0||1||5||1|
|Second Division (New)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Rather Meaningless Facts
City’s biggest home win over Birmingham came in October 2001 when Darren Huckerby scored four as the blues hammered the visitors 6-0 in the League Cup.
The heaviest home defeat was 4-1 and has happened three times; 1901, 1930, 1962
The highest attendance recorded for a City v Birmingham game was 100,000 for the FA Cup Final at Wembley in 1956 when City won 3-1 while the highest home attendance for this fixture was in April 1926 when 60,000 saw the blues lose 4-2
City hero Bert Trautmann unknowingly broke his neck during the FA Cup Final against Birmingham and played on until the end of the game.
The first ever meeting between the two sides was in 1892 when the played out a 2-2 draw at Hyde Road.
The first league meeting in the second division also ended 2-2 nine months later.
The last time Birmingham won at City was in April 1998 when the visitors won 1-0 at Maine Road