|A good run in the FA Cup, which
includes a live TV win over Manchester United, ends
with a 1-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest in the quarter-finals.
City also reach the area final of the Zenith Data Systems Cup
before losing to Crystal Palace over two legs. In the league
City finish 15th but are never in relegation danger. Youngsters
making their mark included Daryl Sutch, Chris Sutton and Robert
Finished: 15th out of 20 in Division One
|City reach the semi-finals
of the FA Cup for the third time in their history but suffer
more heartbreak as they are beaten 1-0 by Second Division Sunderland
at Hillsborough. A run of six straight defeats prompts fears
of relegation but Robert Fleck scores a vital goal to earn a
1-1 draw with Wimbledon and City are safe. Dave Stringer later
resigns, saying he has reached his sell-by date
as a manager. Demolition work begins on the old Barclay Stand.
Finished: 18th out of 22 in Division One
boss Mike Walker (pictured) takes over and makes a spectacular
start to his new job, guiding the Canaries to third in the newly
named FA Premier League behind Manchester United and Aston Villa.
Its only towards the end of the season that they slip
out of the title picture but a place in the UEFA Cup, confirmed
after Arsenal win both cups, is a major consolation. Spurs end
hopes in the FA Cup, winning fourth round tie 2-0 at Carrow
Finished: 3rd out of 22 in Premiership
memorable run in the UEFA Cup sees City beat Vitesse Arnhem
and Bayern Munich before going out narrowly to Inter Milan.
Mike Walker later quits to take over at Everton and, under new
boss John Deehan, City eventually finish 12th after being one
of the Premiership pace-setters before Christmas. City lose
2-0 at home to Manchester United in the FA Cup but, on a brighter
note, win 1-0 in the final game played in front of the (terraced)
Liverpool Kop. Chris Sutton (pictured) is sold to Blackburn
for £5m then a British record.
Finished: 12th out of 22 in Premiership
|City start the season well but
go into free-fall after Christmas, winning just two of the final
23 games. John Deehan leaves after a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle,
giving caretaker boss Gary Megson five matches to save his side.
They lose four on the trot and are relegated after a 2-1 defeat
at Leeds. The FA Cup also ends painfully with a 5-0 defeat at
Finished: 20th out of 22 in Premiership
|Gary Megson fails to get the
job full-time and Martin ONeill is unveiled as Citys
new boss. City start the season well under the former Wycombe
chief but when he quits to take over at Leicester things start
to go wrong. Megson returns as full-time manager but his team
slide down the table, finishing 16th. Results prompt after-match
demonstrations against chairman Robert Chase, notably after
a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Brentford then bottom
of the second division in the FA Cup. The chairman eventually
resigns in April.
Finished: 16th out of 24 in Division One
|Mike Walker returns for a second
spell in charge and, helped by Darren Eadies 17 goals,
City finish 13th in Division One after being top of the table
in early October. FA Cup run ends at Leicester in the fourth
round. Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones join the board.
Finished: 13th out of 24 in Division One
Smith and Wynn Jones buy Geoff Watlings majority share-holding
to take their stake in the club to 57 per cent. City finish
15th and lose 3-0 at Grimsby in the FA Cup. Walker is sacked
after the final home game of the season a 5-0 win over
Finished: 15th out of 24 in Division One
|Bruce Rioch is Citys new
boss with Bryan Hamilton director of football. City win their
first three games but tail off to finish ninth, Iwan Roberts
scoring 23 goals and Craig Bellamy 19. The FA Cup brings a 4-1
defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.
Finished: 9th out of 24 in Division One
|Bruce Rioch quits towards the
end of the season, frustrated by a perceived lack of financial
clout, and Hamilton takes over, guiding his side to a 2-1 win
at Ipswich in his first game in charge. From then on its
just two wins in nine and City finish 12th. Two Andy Marshall
mistakes help Coventry come away from Carrow Road with a 3-1
in the FA Cup third round.
Finished: 12th out of 24 in Division One
|Bryan Hamilton resigns after
nine months in charge after City slump to a fifth successive
defeat at Portsmouth. Assistant Nigel Worthington takes over
and guides the Canaries to safety. He also proves an astute
dealer in the transfer market by snapping up Gary Holt and Adam
Drury for a combined total of £600,000. Little joy in
the knock-out competitions City lose 2-1 to Sheffield
Wednesday in the third round of the FA Cup and 3-0 at Derby
in the Worthington Cup third round.
Finished: 15th out of 24 in Division One
first full season as manager is a stunning success. City are
challenging for top spot right up until Christmas and, although
results dip somewhat in the New Year, they string together a
magnificent late run to clinch the final play-off spot on goal
difference. Big spending Wolves are duly despatched 3-2 on aggregate
in the semi-finals but there is to be no happy ending
City are beaten 4-2 on penalties by Birmingham at Cardiffs
Millennium Stadium after the final ended 1-1 after extra time.
An imperious back-heel from Chelseas Gianfranco Zola helps
condemn Canaries to a 4-0 defeat in an FA Cup third round replay.
Finished: 6th out of 24 in Division One