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2013–14 Manchester City F.C. season

The 2013–14 season is Manchester City Football Club's 112th season of competitive football, its 85th season in the top division of English football and its 17th season in the Premier League since the league was first created, with Manchester City as one of the original 22 founder-members.

Manchester City
2013–14 season
ChairmanKhaldoon Al Mubarak
ManagerManuel Pellegrini
StadiumEtihad Stadium
Premier League1st
FA CupSixth round
League CupWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague:
Yaya Touré (20)

All:
Sergio Agüero (28)
Highest home attendance47,364 vs. Chelsea (3 February 2014)
Lowest home attendance46,559 vs. Swansea City (1 December 2013)
Manuel Pellegrini with the Premier League trophy on the club's victory parade, May 2014.
Pablo Zabaleta and Álvaro Negredo hold the League Cup trophy after City's victory in the 2014 Football League Cup Final.

The season was notable for City's goal-scoring performances. On 18 January against Cardiff City, City became the fastest club in Premier League history to score 100 competitive goals in all competitions and the first to complete this feat before the end of January.[1] They went on to score 156 goals in all competitions, breaking the previous goal aggregate record of 143 goals set by Manchester United in 1956–57.[2] Their 100th Premier League goal of the season was scored in the 4–0 victory over Aston Villa on 7 May 2014. This was the first time City had scored more than 100 league goals in the top English division in a season since 1957–58.[3] Coincidentally, their 100th goal was notable for another reason, as it became the first goal in all of English league football to be decided via the Hawk-Eye system, which had been rolled out for use in English football at the start of the season.[4]

The final tally of 102 league goals was at the time the second-highest Premier League season total and one goal short of Chelsea's 2009–10 record.[5] This was also the first Premier League season where a team had three individual players each score more than 15 league goals (Yaya Touré, Sergio Agüero and Edin Džeko) [6]

City recorded their first silverware of the Manuel Pellegrini era on 2 March 2014, when they lifted the Football League Cup.[7] It was the club's first triumph in the competition since 1976.[8]

Then, on 11 May 2014, they won the Premier League for the second time in three seasons with a 2–0 win over West Ham United.[9] It was the first time that Manchester City had won two trophies in a season since the 1969–70 season, when they won the League Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup.

ClubEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager Manuel Pellegrini
Assistant managers Brian Kidd
Rubén Cousillas
Goalkeeping coach Xabier Mancisidor
Fitness coach José Cabello
Physiotherapist Lee Nobles
Club doctor Dr. Max Sala

KitEdit

Supplier: Nike / Sponsor: Etihad Airways

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kit informationEdit

The club signed a new deal with the American manufacturer Nike, who would supply their kit for the next six years.

  • Home: The new home kit featured a classical design with a round crew neck and sleeve cuffs, trimmed in white and navy. The shorts were white with sky blue trimmings but the most notable change to the kit were the socks, which were white for the first time since 2009.
  • Away: The away kit featured a unique black and charcoal half design, embellished with golden sponsor logos. The shorts and socks were black.
  • Third: The third kit was predominantly white with a single sky blue and navy stripe on the right hand side. The shorts and socks were navy with sky blue accents.
  • Keeper: There were four goalkeeper kits used throughout the season. They were based on Nike's premium goalkeeper template, which featured two tones of the same colour. The first choice kit was in two tones of green, whilst the alternatives were purple, yellow and black respectively.

Kit usageEdit

Kit Description Usage
Home Sky blue body with white shorts and socks. Used in all home games and away against Cardiff City, Stoke City, Sunderland, West Brom, Southampton, Newcastle, Tottenham, Norwich City, Hull City, Manchester United and Liverpool.
Home alt. Sky blue body with sky blue and navy socks. Used away against Fulham and Arsenal.
Away Black and grey halved shirt with black shorts and socks. Used away against Aston Villa, West Ham (PL), Chelsea, Swansea City, Blackburn Rovers and Crystal Palace.
Third White body with navy shorts and socks. Used away against Everton and West Ham (LC).
Third alt. White body with white shorts and socks. Used in all Champions League away games.
Third alt. 2 White body with navy shorts and white socks. Used once away against Leicester City.

Non-competitiveEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Football Invitational in support of Mandela DayEdit

Premier League Asia TrophyEdit

Audi CupEdit

Super Match by CarlsbergEdit

Post-seasonEdit

FriendliesEdit

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League Winners 19 August 2013 11 May 2014
League Cup 3rd round Winners 24 September 2013 2 March 2014
FA Cup 3rd round 6th round 4 January 2014 9 March 2014
UEFA Champions League Group stage Round of 16 17 September 2013 12 March 2014

Updated to match played 11 May 2014
Source: Competitions

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 38 27 5 6 102 37 +65 86 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Liverpool 38 26 6 6 101 50 +51 84
3 Chelsea 38 25 7 6 71 27 +44 82
4 Arsenal 38 24 7 7 68 41 +27 79 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Everton 38 21 9 8 61 39 +22 72 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[10]
(C) Champion.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 27 5 6 102 37  +65 86 17 1 1 63 13  +50 10 4 5 39 24  +15

Last updated: 11 May 2014.
Source: Premier League

Points breakdownEdit

Biggest win & loss resultsEdit

  • Biggest home win: 7–0 vs. Norwich (2 November 2013)
  • Biggest and the only home defeat: 0–1 vs. Chelsea, (3 February 2014)
  • Biggest away win: 5–1 vs. Tottenham (29 January 2014)
  • Biggest away defeat: 5 by a 1-goal margin.

Biggest home attendance: 47,364 vs. Chelsea, 3 February 2014
Smallest home attendance: 46,559 vs. Swansea City, 1 December 2013
Biggest away attendance: 75,203 vs. Manchester United, 25 March 2014
Smallest away attendance: 20,498 vs. Swansea City, 1 January 2014

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAHAAHAHHAAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAAHH
ResultWLWDWLWWLWLWWWDWWWWWWWWLDWWWWDWLDWWWWW
Position16243534748433432222222233232333333311
Updated to match(es) played on 11 May 2014. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

FA CupEdit

League CupEdit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 17 5 +12 15
  Manchester City 6 5 0 1 18 10 +8 15
  Viktoria Plzeň 6 1 0 5 6 17 −11 3
  CSKA Moscow 6 1 0 5 8 17 −9 3

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit

Squad informationEdit

First team squadEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   Joe Hart 27 EU 2006 256 0 2016 £500k
2 RB   Micah Richards 26 EU 2005 244 10 2015 Youth system
4 CB   Vincent Kompany 28 EU 2008 243 12 2018 £6m Captain
5 RB   Pablo Zabaleta 29 Non-EU 2008 243 8 2017 £6m
6 CB   Joleon Lescott 31 EU 2009 160 9 2014 £22m
7 AM   James Milner 28 EU 2010 158 10 2015 £24m
8 AM   Samir Nasri 27 EU 2011 128 22 2015 £25m
9 FW   Álvaro Negredo 28 EU 2013 49 23 2017 £20m
10 FW   Edin Džeko 28 Non-EU 2011 (Winter) 157 66 2015 £27m
11 LW   Scott Sinclair 25 EU 2012 15 0 2016 £6.2m
13 LB   Aleksandar Kolarov 28 Non-EU 2010 138 15 2015 £16m
14 CM   Javi García 27 EU 2012 74 2 2017 £16m
15 RW   Jesús Navas 28 EU 2013 48 6 2017 £14.9m
16 FW   Sergio Agüero 26 Non-EU 2011 122 75 2017 £35m
17 CM   Jack Rodwell 23 EU 2012 25 2 2017 £12m
18 CM   Gareth Barry 33 EU 2009 175 8 2014 £12m On loan at Everton
21 AM   David Silva 28 EU 2010 182 26 2017 £24m
22 LB   Gaël Clichy 28 EU 2011 105 1 2017 £7m
25 CM   Fernandinho 29 Non-EU 2013 46 5 2018 £30m
26 CB   Martín Demichelis 33 Non-EU 2013 35 2 2015 £4m
29 GK   Richard Wright 36 EU 2012 0 0 2014 Free
30 GK   Costel Pantilimon 27 EU 2011 29 0 2016 £1m
33 CB   Matija Nastasić 21 Non-EU 2012 50 0 2017 £10m
35 FW   Stevan Jovetić 24 Non-EU 2013 18 6 2017 £22m
38 DF   Dedryck Boyata 24 EU 2006 30 1 N/A Youth system
42 CM   Yaya Touré 31 Non-EU 2010 183 55 2017 £24m
52 MF   Emyr Huws 20 EU 2012 1 0 N/A Youth system On loan at Birmingham City
60 FW   John Guidetti 22 EU 2008 1 0 2015 £100k On loan at Celtic
64 FW   Marcos Lopes 18 EU 2011 5 1 N/A Youth system

Updated to match played 11 May 2014
Source: mcfc.co.uk
Ordered by squad number. Appearances include all competitive league and cup appearances, including as substitute.

Playing statisticsEdit

As of 11 May 2014

Appearances (Apps.) numbers are for appearances in competitive games only including sub appearances
Red card numbers denote: Numbers in parentheses represent red cards overturned for wrongful dismissal.

No. Nat. Player Pos. Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League Total
Apps       Apps       Apps       Apps       Apps      
1   Joe Hart GK 31 1 1 7 39 1
2   Micah Richards DF 2 3 2 3 10
4   Vincent Kompany DF 28 4 6 1 2 1 3 4 1 1 37 5 8 1
5   Pablo Zabaleta DF 35 1 11 3 4 6 4 1 48 1 15 1
6   Joleon Lescott DF 10 5 5 4 24
7   James Milner MF 31 1 3 4 2 3 6 1 3 44 2 8
8   Samir Nasri MF 34 7 3 2 2 1 3 1 7 1 1 46 11 5
9   Álvaro Negredo FW 32 9 1 4 3 5 6 1 8 5 2 49 23 4
10   Edin Džeko FW 31 16 4 5 2 2 5 6 7 2 1 48 26 7
13   Aleksandar Kolarov DF 29 1 2 2 1 1 5 1 7 1 3 43 4 6
14   Javi García MF 29 7 4 6 1 4 43 8
15   Jesús Navas MF 30 4 5 5 2 1 8 48 6 1
16   Sergio Agüero FW 23 17 4 3 4 2 1 1 6 6 1 34 28 6
17   Jack Rodwell MF 5 1 3 1 10
21   David Silva MF 27 7 5 3 4 1 6 1 40 8 6
22   Gaël Clichy DF 20 1 4 3 1 4 31 2
25   Fernandinho MF 33 5 8 2 3 8 3 46 5 11
26   Martín Demichelis DF 27 2 6 2 2 4 1 1 35 2 7 1
29   Richard Wright GK
30   Costel Pantilimon GK 7 1 5 5 1 18 1
33   Matija Nastasić DF 13 4 2 1 1 4 20 5
35   Stevan Jovetić FW 13 3 1 2 1 1 3 2 18 6 2
38   Dedryck Boyata DF 1 1 1 4 1 6 1 1
42   Yaya Touré MF 35 20 4 4 2 3 3 7 1 3 49 24 9
52   Emyr Huws MF 1 1
64   Marcos Lopes MF 1 3 4
Own goals 5 0 0 0 5
Totals 102 72 1 13 11 1 22 7 0 19 23 2 156 113 4

Source: (for players and positions) Season 2013–14 First Team Squad 00(for squad numbers) Squad Profiles 00(for actual stats.)

GoalscorersEdit

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted alphabetically by surname when total goals are equal.

Correct as of game played on 11 May 2014
No. Nat. Player Pos. Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League TOTAL
16   Sergio Agüero FW 17 4 1 6 28
10   Edin Džeko FW 16 2 6 2 26
42   Yaya Touré MF 20 0 3 1 24
9   Álvaro Negredo FW 9 3 6 5 23
8   Samir Nasri MF 7 2 1 1 11
21   David Silva MF 7 0 0 1 8
15   Jesús Navas MF 4 0 2 0 6
35   Stevan Jovetić FW 3 1 2 0 6
25   Fernandinho MF 5 0 0 0 5
4   Vincent Kompany DF 4 0 0 1 5
13   Aleksandar Kolarov DF 1 1 1 1 4
26   Martín Demichelis DF 2 0 0 0 2
7   James Milner MF 1 0 0 1 2
5   Pablo Zabaleta DF 1 0 0 0 1
Own Goals 5 0 0 0 5
Totals 102 13 22 19 156

AwardsEdit

PFA Team of the Year[11]Edit

The combined best 11 from all teams in the Premier League chosen by the PFA

Player Position
  Vincent Kompany Defence
  Yaya Touré Midfield

Premier League Manager of the Month awardEdit

Awarded monthly to the manager who was chosen by a panel assembled by the Premier League's sponsor

Month Manager
December[12]   Manuel Pellegrini
January[13]   Manuel Pellegrini

Premier League Player of the Month awardEdit

Awarded monthly to the player chosen by a panel assembled by the Premier League's sponsor

Month Player
October[14]   Sergio Agüero

Etihad Player of the Month awardsEdit

Awarded to the player that receives the most votes in a poll conducted each month on the MCFC OWS

Month Player
August[15]   Álvaro Negredo
September[16]   Yaya Touré
October[17]   Sergio Agüero
November[18]   Samir Nasri
December[19]   Fernandinho
January[20]   Edin Džeko
February[21]   Yaya Touré
March[22]   David Silva
April[23]   Martín Demichelis

BBC African Footballer of the Year awardEdit

Awarded annually to the player chosen by public vote from a shortlist compiled by experts

Month Player
2013[24]   Yaya Touré

CAF African Player of the Year awardEdit

Awarded every calendar year from a shortlist of three based on a vote of the 54 CAF national team managers

Year Player
2013[25]   Yaya Touré

Transfers and loansEdit

Transfers inEdit

Transfers outEdit

Loans outEdit

See alsoEdit

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