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2014–15 Manchester City F.C. season

The 2014–15 season was Manchester City Football Club's 113th season of competitive football, its eighty-sixth season in the top division of English football and eighteenth season in the Premier League since the league was first created with Manchester City as one of the original 22 founder-members.

Manchester City
2014–15 season
ChairmanKhaldoon Al Mubarak
ManagerManuel Pellegrini
StadiumEtihad Stadium
Premier League2nd
FA CupFourth round
League CupFourth round
UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16
FA Community ShieldRunners–up
Top goalscorerLeague:
Sergio Agüero (26)

All:
Sergio Agüero (32)
Highest home attendance45,622 (vs. Stoke City, 30 August 2014, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance32,346 (vs. Sheffield Wednesday, 24 September 2014, League Cup)

KitEdit

Supplier: Nike / Sponsor: Etihad Airways

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Goalkeeper 3

Kit informationEdit

The club was in the second year of a deal with American manufacturer Nike, who would supply their kit for the next six years.

  • Home: The new home kit remained broadly the same as the previous season. The main change related to the trim of the shirt, switching from white and navy stripes to thick navy blue bands on the neck and arms. In addition to this, sky blue shorts were used instead of the traditional white shorts.
  • Away: The away kit featured a fading pattern, running from navy blue to mid-blue, which were combined with yellow applications. The shorts and socks were navy blue as well.
  • Third: The third kit was in two shades of purple with a darker shade used on the collar and back of the strip, in line with Nike's new template used by its top teams. The two shades were separated by luminous yellow flashes.
  • Keeper: Three goalkeeper strips were revealed for the 2014-15 campaign, with the first and second-choice strips being essentially negatives of each other. The primary kit was mainly yellow with a light green band on each arm surrounded by a gradient colour pattern, the secondary kit was mainly green with a yellow band on each arm which was surrounded by a similar fading pattern, and the third kit was mainly black with red bands and the same gradient pattern.

Non-competitiveEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

FriendliesEdit

Summer in the Soccer Capital - Champions ShieldEdit

2014 International Champions CupEdit

Group BEdit
Pos Team Pld W WP LP L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Liverpool 3 2 1 0 0 5 2 +3 8 Advance to Final
2   Olympiacos 3 1 1 0 1 5 3 +2 5
3   Manchester City 3 1 0 2 0 9 5 +4 5
4   Milan 3 0 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source: International Champions Cup
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head result; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored

Mid-seasonEdit

FriendliesEdit

Post-seasonEdit

FriendliesEdit

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
FA Community Shield Final Runners–up 10 August 2014
Premier League 2nd 17 August 2014 24 May 2015
League Cup Third round Fourth round 24 September 2014 29 October 2014
FA Cup Third round Fourth round 3 January 2015 24 January 2015
UEFA Champions League Group stage Round of 16 17 September 2014 18 March 2015

Updated to match played 25 May 2015
Source: Competitions

FA Community ShieldEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 26 9 3 73 32 +41 87 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Manchester City 38 24 7 7 83 38 +45 79
3 Arsenal 38 22 9 7 71 36 +35 75
4 Manchester United 38 20 10 8 62 37 +25 70 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 19 7 12 58 53 +5 64 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
Source: 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).[1]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since winners of the 2014–15 FA Cup, Arsenal, and winners of the 2014–15 Football League Cup, Chelsea, qualified for the Champions League based on league position, the spot awarded to the FA Cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the sixth-placed team, Liverpool, and the spot awarded to the League Cup winners (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team, Southampton, since those teams were the first teams in the table not already qualified for any European competition.

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 24 7 7 83 38  +45 79 14 3 2 44 14  +30 10 4 5 39 24  +15

Last updated: 25 May 2015.
Source: Premier League

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAH
ResultWWLDDWWWLWDWWWWWWWDWDLDDWWLWLWLLWWWWWW
Position12456322333322222221222222222244422222
Updated to match(es) played on 25 May 2015. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

FA CupEdit

League CupEdit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAY MC ROM CSKA
1   Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 16 4 +12 15 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 2–0 3–0
2   Manchester City 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8 3–2 1–1 1–2
3   Roma 6 1 2 3 8 14 −6 5 Transfer to Europa League 1–7 0–2 5–1
4   CSKA Moscow 6 1 2 3 6 13 −7 5 0–1 2–2 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Knockout StageEdit

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 28 EU 2006 300 0 2019 £500,000
2 RB   Micah Richards 27 EU 2005 245 10 2015 YS On loan at Fiorentina
3 RB   Bacary Sagna 32 EU 2014 16 0 2017 Free
4 CB   Vincent Kompany 29 EU 2008 276 12 2019 £6M Captain
5 RB   Pablo Zabaleta 30 EU 2008 279 10 2017 £6M
6 DM   Fernando 27 EU 2014 33 2 2019 £12M
7 AM   James Milner 29 EU 2010 203 18 2015 £24M
8 AM   Samir Nasri 28 EU 2011 163 25 2019 £25M
9 FW   Álvaro Negredo 29 EU 2013 49 23 2017 £20M On loan at Valencia
10 FW   Edin Džeko 29 Non-EU 2011 (Winter) 189 72 2018 £27M
11 LB   Aleksandar Kolarov 29 Non-EU 2010 167 17 2018 £16M
12 LW   Scott Sinclair 26 EU 2012 19 0 2016 £6.2M On loan at Aston Villa
13 GK   Willy Caballero 33 EU 2014 7 0 2017 £4.4M
14 FW   Wilfried Bony 26 Non-EU 2015 (Winter) 12 2 2019 £25M
15 RW   Jesús Navas 29 EU 2013 95 7 2017 £14.9M
16 FW   Sergio Agüero 27 EU 2011 164 107 2019 £35M
18 CM   Frank Lampard 37 EU 2014 38 8 2015 Free On loan from New York City FC
19 CB   Karim Rekik 20 EU 2011 3 0 2016 £396,000 On loan at PSV
20 CB   Eliaquim Mangala 24 EU 2014 31 0 2019 £32M
21 AM   David Silva 29 EU 2010 224 39 2019[2] £24M
22 LB   Gaël Clichy 29 EU 2011 136 1 2017 £7M
25 CM   Fernandinho 30 Non-EU 2013 89 8 2017 £30M
26 CB   Martín Demichelis 34 EU 2013 75 3 2015 £4M
29 GK   Richard Wright 37 EU 2012 0 0 2015 Free
33 CB   Matija Nastasić 22 Non-EU 2012 51 0 2017 £10M On loan at Schalke 04
35 FW   Stevan Jovetić 25 Non-EU 2013 43 11 2018 £22M
36 CM   Bruno Zuculini 22 EU 2014 1 0 N/A £1.5M On loan at Córdoba
38 CB   Dedryck Boyata 24 EU 2006 36 1 2016 YS
42 CM   Yaya Touré 32 Non-EU 2010 221 67 2017 £24M
60 FW   John Guidetti 23 EU 2008 1 0 2015 £100,000 On loan at Celtic
64 AM   Marcos Lopes 19 EU 2011 5 1 2016 £790,000 On loan at Lille
78 FW   José Ángel Pozo 19 EU 2012 4 1 2017 £2.4M

Updated to match played 26 June 2015
Source: mcfc.co.uk
Ordered by squad number. Appearances include all competitive league and cup appearances, including as substitute.

Playing statisticsEdit

As of 25 May 2015

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 Community Shield Total
Apps       Apps       Apps       Apps       Apps       Apps      
1   Joe Hart GK 36 1 8 42 1
2   Micah Richards DF 1 1
3   Bacary Sagna DF 9 1 1 2 4 16 1
4   Vincent Kompany DF 25 6 1 1 7 1 33 8
5   Pablo Zabaleta DF 29 1 7 1 1 6 1 2 36 2 9 1
6   Fernando MF 25 2 7 2 5 2 1 1 33 2 10
7   James Milner MF 32 5 6 2 2 2 1 8 1 1 45 8 7
8   Samir Nasri MF 24 2 5 1 1 6 1 2 1 33 3 7
10   Edin Džeko FW 22 4 1 1 2 2 6 2 1 32 6 3
11   Aleksandar Kolarov DF 21 2 4 2 2 4 1 1 30 2 5
12   Scott Sinclair MF 2 1 1 4
13   Willy Caballero GK 2 2 2 1 7
14   Wilfried Bony FW 10 2 1 2 12 2 1
15   Jesús Navas MF 35 3 2 2 1 7 1 47 1 3
16   Sergio Agüero FW 33 26 3 1 1 1 7 6 2 42 32 6
18   Frank Lampard MF 32 6 1 2 1 2 3 38 8 1
20   Eliaquim Mangala DF 25 4 1 1 2 2 3 32 6 1
21   David Silva MF 32 12 8 2 1 6 1 1 42 12 9
22   Gaël Clichy DF 23 1 1 1 6 3 1 1 31 1 4 1
25   Fernandinho MF 33 3 6 1 1 2 7 2 1 43 3 9 1
26   Martín Demichelis DF 31 1 6 2 7 2 40 1 8
29   Richard Wright GK
33   Matija Nastasić DF 1 1
35   Stevan Jovetić FW 17 5 2 1 5 1 26 5
36   Bruno Zuculini MF 1 1
38   Dedryck Boyata DF 2 1 2 1 1 6 1
42   Yaya Touré MF 29 10 5 1 2 1 5 1 1 1 1 38 12 6 1
78   José Ángel Pozo FW 3 1 1 4 1
Own goals 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 83 77 2 2 2 0 7 4 0 10 22 3 0 1 0 102 106 5

Source: (for players and positions) Season 2014–15 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 match played on 25 May 2015
No. Nat. Player Pos. Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League Community Shield TOTAL
16   Sergio Agüero FW 26 0 0 6 0 32
21   David Silva MF 12 0 0 0 0 12
42   Yaya Touré MF 10 0 1 1 0 12
7   James Milner MF 5 2 0 1 0 8
18   Frank Lampard MF 6 0 2 0 0 8
10   Edin Džeko FW 4 0 2 0 0 6
35   Stevan Jovetić FW 5 0 0 0 0 5
25   Fernandinho MF 3 0 0 0 0 3
8   Samir Nasri MF 2 0 0 1 0 3
14   Wilfried Bony FW 2 0 0 0 0 2
6   Fernando MF 2 0 0 0 0 2
11   Aleksandar Kolarov DF 2 0 0 0 0 2
5   Pablo Zabaleta DF 1 0 0 1 0 2
22   Gaël Clichy DF 1 0 0 0 0 1
26   Martín Demichelis DF 1 0 0 0 0 1
15   Jesús Navas MF 0 0 1 0 0 1
78   José Ángel Pozo FW 0 0 1 0 0 1
Own Goals 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 83 2 7 10 0 102

AwardsEdit

Premier League Golden Boot awardEdit

Awarded to the player who has scored the most league goals at the end of each Premier League season

Year Player Goals
2014–15   Sergio Agüero[3] 26

Premier League Golden Glove awardEdit

Awarded to the player who has kept the most league clean sheets at the end of each Premier League season

Year Player Clean Sheets
2014–15   Joe Hart[3] 14

Football Supporters' Federation Player of the Year awardEdit

Awarded annually to the player chosen by a public vote on the Football Supporters' Federation website

Year Player
2014   Sergio Agüero[4]

CAF African Player of the Year awardEdit

Awarded every calendar year from a shortlist of three based on a vote of the 56 CAF national team managers

Year Player
2014   Yaya Touré

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[5]   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
November[6]   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[7]   Stevan Jovetić
September[8]   Frank Lampard
October[9]   Sergio Agüero
November[10]   Sergio Agüero
December[11]   David Silva
January[12]   James Milner
February[13]   David Silva
March[14]   Joe Hart
April[15]   Sergio Agüero

Associated Press International Team of the Week awardEdit

Awarded on a weekly basis to the team elected by vote of accredited Associated Press journalists as having made the best performance(s) of any global club

Week ending For performance in
30 November 2014[16] Manchester City 3 – 2 Bayern Munich
Southampton 0 – 3 Manchester City

Associated Press International Player of the Week awardEdit

Awarded on a weekly basis to the player elected by vote of accredited Associated Press journalists as having made the best performance(s) of any global player

Week ending Player For performance in
30 November 2014[16]   Sergio Agüero Manchester City 3 – 2 Bayern Munich
Southampton 0 – 3 Manchester City

Transfers and loansEdit

Transfers inEdit

Transfers outEdit

Premier League clubs have submitted their retained and released players lists for 2013/14 indicating which players will be released on 1 June 2014.[27]

Loans outEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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