On this Day: Tevez and SWP shoot down Gunners, Stanway at the double

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Events, games and moments on this day in our history...

December 2

1946: Ex-City skipper Sam Cowan replaced Wilf Wild as manager as his former boss moved into a purely administrative post.

Cowan, who represented City in three FA Cup Finals during his playing days, led City into a 19-match unbeaten run and won the Second Division Championship during his first season in charge.

While the board were keen for their manager to move back up North, Cowan had no intention of moving back to Manchester and instead resigned from his post.

2009: City deservedly sealed a place in the League Cup semi-final against Manchester United after a fine 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Ethad.

Carlos Tevez's spectacular strike five minutes after half-time put City on the path into the last four and a stunning angled drive from Shaun Wright-Phillips all but confirmed the victory for Mark Hughes' side.

Substitute Vladimir Weiss then set the seal on victory with an emphatic finish a minute from time to round off a memorable night.

2018: City ended FA Women's Super League leaders Arsenal's 100% start thanks to a superb brace from Georgia Stanway.

A superb 2-0 win extended second-placed City's own unbeaten record, moving us within three points of the Gunners.

Stanway poked home from Demi Stokes' left-wing cross early on, before adding a sublime second after half-time.

The England forward latched on to Keira Walsh's ball, beat two defenders and found the bottom corner to clinch the three points and throw the title race wide open.