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Quiz: Name this ‘lost’ Man City XI

Words: Tom East
Photography: Getty Images/ Bob Thomas

From Division 2 cult heroes to Premier League flops, how many of these Manchester City players can you name?

Have you ever heard of Paul Lake? Can you tell your Ben Thatcher from your Benjani? Well done. You’re either a Man City fan or you know too much about football. Here’s a quiz just for you…

Manchester City won the first of their four league titles in 1937, and it would take another 30 years for the Citizens to win another championship when, under Joe Mercer, they beat rivals Manchester United by two points. Roberto Mancini repeated the trick in 2012, but it has been a long and expensive journey back to the top as City have yo-yoed between divisions and spent millions on players.

There have been lower division legends like Paul Dickov and Kevin Horlock, and although Mancini signed Aguero, Silva and Yaya Toure, he also splashed out on Matija Nastasic, Javi Garcia and Stefan Savic. Remember them? You’ll probably do well in this quiz then.

That said, there are far bigger flops in this Man City XI – they’d probably be back in League One with this team.

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