Tottenham v Manchester City: previous all-English ties

Tottenham Hotspur will host the first European game in their new stadium on 9 April and visitors Manchester City will also be hoping for a new experience in the all-English UEFA Champions League quarter-final.

The tie will be the sixth at this stage of the competition between two Premier League clubs, and the second in a row for City, after going out to Liverpool at the same point 12 months ago. That meant that City had lost all four of their matches against English opposition in Europe, following home and away defeats by Chelsea in the 1971 European Cup Winners’ Cup semis.

Tottenham won the first UEFA Cup in 1972 over two legs against Wolverhampton Wanderers, but eight seasons earlier had been eliminated by Manchester United in the European Cup Winners’ Cup second round.

It was United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool who, as the Premier League’s so-called ‘big four’ of the time, helped England dominate the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League between 2004 and 2011 and produce most of the Premier League ‘derbies’ in Europe. We chart the previous all-English ties in European competition, and how far the eventual winners went.

UEFA Champions League/European Cup

2008: all-English final

1978/79 first round
Nottingham Forest v Liverpool: 2-0, 0-0 (agg: 2-0)
Forest – won final

2003/04 quarter-final
Chelsea v Arsenal: 1-1, 2-1 (agg: 3-2)
Chelsea – lost in semi-final

2004/05 semi-final
Chelsea v Liverpool: 0-0, 0-1 (agg: 0-1)
Liverpool – won final

2005/06 group stage
Liverpool v Chelsea: 0-0, 0-0 (Liverpool finished 1st, Chelsea 2nd)
Both teams lost in round of 16

2007/08 quarter-final
Arsenal v Liverpool: 1-1, 2-4 (agg: 3-5)
2007/08 semi-final
Liverpool v Chelsea: 1-1, 2-3 (agg: 3-4)
2007/08 final – Moscow
Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United (United won 6-5 on penalties)

2009: Chelsea-Liverpool thriller

2008/09 quarter-final
Liverpool v Chelsea: 1-3, 4-4 (agg: 5-7)
Chelsea lost in semi-final

2008/09 semi-final
Manchester United v Arsenal: 1-0, 3-1 (agg: 4-1)
United lost in final

2010/11 quarter-final
Chelsea v Manchester United 0-1, 1-2 (agg: 1-3)
United lost in final

2017/18 quarter-final
Liverpool v Manchester City 3-0, 2-1 (agg: 5-1)
Liverpool lost in final

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup

1971/72 final
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur: 1-2, 1-1 (agg: 2-3)

2016: Watch Liverpool knock out United

2015/16 round of 16
Liverpool v Manchester United 2-0, 1-1 (agg: 3-1)
Liverpool lost in final

European Cup Winners’ Cup

1963/64 second round
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United: 2-0, 1-4 (agg: 3-4)
United lost in quarter-final

1970/71 semi-final
Chelsea v Manchester City: 1-0, 1-0 (agg: 2-0)
Chelsea won final

Overall record (knockout ties)

Last season: Liverpool beat City

Arsenal W0 L3
Chelsea W4 L3
Liverpool W4 L3
Manchester City W0 L2
Manchester United W4 L1
Nottingham Forest W1 L0
Tottenham Hotspur W1 L1
Wolverhampton Wanderers L0 W1

Overall record (matches, not counting shoot-outs)

Arsenal P6 W0 D2 L4 F6 A12
Chelsea P14 W5 D6 L3 F17 A14
Liverpool P16 W6 D7 L3 F22 A18
Manchester City P4 W0 D0 L4 F1 A7
Manchester United P9 W5 D2 L2 F13 A9
Nottingham Forest P2 W1 D1 L0 F2 A0
Tottenham Hotspur P4 W2 D1 L1 F6 A6
Wolverhampton Wanderers P2 W0 D1 L1 F2 A3

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