• Birmingham City 2-3 Manchester City
• Abbie McManus finds own net from 50 yards
After going 2-0 down – including a comedic own goal inside 10 minutes – Nick Cushing’s Manchester City clawed their way back with three second-half goals to earn three points, and the manager some much needed breathing room.
Three games into the season, his future at Manchester City was already being questioned. After surprisingly finishing last season empty-handed and having been knocked out of the Champions League midweek, outclassed by the Spanish champions Atlético Madrid, Cushing’s team needed a win to settle nerves. Except Damson Park is not an easy place to visit.