1981

Manchester Evening News - - NOSTALGIA -

DE­CEM­BER 19: Manch­ester City striker Trevor Fran­cis goes for goal dur­ing the First Di­vi­sion match against Sun­der­land at Maine Road.

Fran­cis, signed from Not­ting­ham For­est in Septem­ber 1981 for £1.2 mil­lion, scored both City goals in the 3-2 home de­feat.

The Blues, un­der man­ager John Bond, ended the sea­son in 10th place with 58 points.

In all, Fran­cis notched up 12 goals in 26 games for City be­fore be­ing trans­ferred to Ital­ian club Sam­p­do­ria for £700,000 in 1983.

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