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City At Wembley - A Home From Home
Published: Sunday, 4th, August 2019 09:30
City At Wembley - A Home From Home

It's been 34,070 days since City played their first match at Wembley Stadium and the Blues will be stepping out on that hallowed turf for the 30th time when they face Liverpool in the Community Shield later today.

The national stadium has jokingly been referred to by some as the 'Etihad South', such is the frequency of the Blues' recent visits to HA9.

Manchester City fans growing up in the 90's will have been forgiven for not ever expecting to see their side make an appearance at Wembley Stadium in their lifetimes, let alone 15 times in the last 8 years!

Of the previous 29 matches that City have contested at Wembley Stadium, they have won 18 (62.06%), drawn 1 (3.44%) and lost 10 (34.48%) in all competitions. The Citizens have scored 48 goals (1.65 gpg) and have conceded 37 times (1.27 gpg). The Blues have only failed to score on 5 occasions at Wembley (17.24%) and have kept 9 clean sheets (31.03%) in the process, including the last 5 matches in a row.

City haven't conceded a goal in their last 528 minutes of football at Wembley Stadium!

The most goals that the Blues have scored in a single game at Wembley (6) was obviously their last game at the stadium against Watford in that famous 6-0 drubbing in the 2018/19 FA Cup final to seal a historic treble (quadruple dependant on your personal preference). City's record amount of goals conceded in a single match at Wembley Stadium is the 5 they shipped against Chelsea in the frantic Full Members Cup 5-4 defeat in March 1986.

The Blues have now played more matches (16) at the new Wembley Stadium than they did at the old Wembley Stadium (13)!

City have had 156 different players make an appearance at Wembley. It's no surprise that the top 23 appearance makers for the club are all players that have featured since 2011. Members of the old guard that have made the most appearances for City at Wembley are Tommy Booth, Mike Doyle and Joe Corrigan (all 4). David Silva and Vincent Kompany are the two players to have made the most all-time appearances for City at Wembley, both donning the blue shirt 14 times there.

David Silva will move ahead of Vincent Kompany should he play a part against Liverpool and become City's outright record appearance maker, appearing in exactly half of City's matches at Wembley (15).

In regards to City's goalscorers at Wembley, Sergio Aguero leads the way on 5 goals. Gabriel Jesus is hot on the Argentine's heels with 4 goals to his name, ahead of third-placed Yaya Toure (3) whose hat-trick of Wembley strikes won' be forgotten in a hurry. Excluding own goals, the Blues have had 31 different goalscorers beneath the twin towers/arch.

Another Wembley entry is waiting to be written into the City history books, here's hoping it's a positive note!