City meet Bolton for the 18th time in the Premiership on Tuesday looking to inflict further relegation worries on their North West rivals.
The blues have won five of the eight meetings so far in the Premier League with Bolton taking maximum points on three occasions. But the majority of meetings came in the old Football League First Division when the teams played out 82 games. At home, City won 23 of the 41 played while Bolton emerged victorious on just eight occasions.
The two clubs also met twice at Maine Road in the old Second Division with both teams winning and losing one game while in the restructures league, another two games were played at Maine Road with the same statistics.
Overall, City have a clear advantage over Bolton. With 53 league games played, City have won 30 while Bolton have just 13 wins under their belts. Felipe Caicedo’s goal against Bolton on the last games of the 2008/09 season was City’s 100th against Wanderers in the league at home while Bolton have scored 62 times on their travels to Manchester.
There have been three cup games at City, with the blues winning two of those to Bolton’s one but during the war years, the two teams met nine time, with City winning 6 to Bolton’s three.
City’s home record v Bolton
|First Division (Old)||41||23||10||8||77||47|
|Second Division (Old)||2||1||0||1||6||5|
|First Division (New)||2||1||0||1||3||2|
|Second Division (New)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Meaningless Match Facts
Nicolas Anelka has scored four goals in this fixture. He got two in 2003 as the blues won 6-2 and scored another two three years later but for Bolton when Wanderers won 2-0 at Eastlands.
City’s biggest home win over Bolton came in 1934 when the blues ran out 7-0 winners, while the blues heaviest defeat came much earlier in 1919 when Bolton won 4-1 at Hyde Road.
The highest attendance for this fixture was at Maine Road in 1931 when over 53,000 packed into Maine Road to see City lose 2-1
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