Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Can Prove a Point ; Mancini Has to Be Positive If City Are Going to Get a Result against United at OT Tonight, Insists Legend Joe Corrigan

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Can Prove a Point ; Mancini Has to Be Positive If City Are Going to Get a Result against United at OT Tonight, Insists Legend Joe Corrigan

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CITY legend between the sticks Joe Corrigan tells M.E.N. Sport's Jack Gaughan why a point away at Old Trafford would be tremendous for the Premier League champions and recalls his very own 'welcome to Manchester' moment with Denis Law.

FAVOURITE DERBY? THE most memorable was the one when we beat United in the League Cup in 1976.

We knocked them out on the way to winning the trophy, which was a great result.

winning the trophy, which was a great result. It was one of those from the whole team and a It was one of those performances from the whole team and a fantastic evening for everyone involved. The other reason was the awful injury Colin Bell sustained.

reason was the awful injury Colin Bell sustained. It finished his career as such - he was out for such a long time.

It was absolutely tragic to see what had happened to him, but I was proud to watch Colin try to recapture what he had before. Then there was my first derby. That was in 1969 and we won convincingly 4- 0 - not a bad introduction to a local derby. I remember diving off my line at the feet of Denis Law and feeling this excruciating pain in my hand.

was Denis saying 'welcome to First Division football' with a grin on his face.

I looked up and there was Denis saying 'welcome to First Division football' with a grin on his face. But to face players like Law, George Best and Pat Crerand was just unbelievable - that's what you go into football for.

players like Law, George Best and Pat Crerand was just unbelievable - that's what you go into football for.

CITY'S STAR MAN? ALL of them will be right up for it - there's incredible local pride at stake.

City will want to get everything on track ahead of the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

Hopefully, Sergio Aguero will be fit and David Silva is a fabulous player. The big news was Yaya Toure signing a new deal.

That is a huge boost for Roberto Mancini as he tries to settle the team down through a bit of insecurity.

He's a massive player for the club and so important. Now this is all sorted Yaya has only one thing to concentrate on and that is his football. I don't really understand it myself, all I ever wanted to do was to play football. …

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