The last side to win the League with a totally English team in 1968. After only 3 full seasons in charge Joe Mercer, alongside Malcolm Allison, had led Manchester City from the old second division to the pinnacle of English football. Although unfancied at the start of the season the 1967 arrival of Francis Lee, from Bolton Wanderers, galvanised the team and an unbeaten run saw City at the top of the league by the time of season’s final games. City were playing Newcastle away whilst nearest rivals, defending champions and neighbours, Manchester United hosted lowly Sunderland. After a 3 – 4 victory and a shock 1 – 2 defeat for United, City became Champions. However, even if United had beaten Sunderland and finished level on points, the title would still have gone to Maine Road due to goal difference, (then called Goal Average), something that would actually happen on the last day of the season 44 years later.

Prints available in sizes 1000 x 700mm and 594 x 420mm.
All prints come numbered and signed by the artist, Bernard Kelly.
Prints produced by Fine Art printer William Chitham.

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2. Ken Mulhearn
3. Glyn Pardoe
4. Mike Doyle
5. George Heslop
6. Alan Oakes
7. Colin Bell
8. Francis Lee
9. Mike Sumerbee
10. Neil Young
11. Tony Coleman
12. Joe Mercer OBE