Can you name Man City’s last XI before the Sheikh Mansour takeover?

Manchester City's Shaun Wright-Phillips celebrates scoring their second goal against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, August 2008.

Manchester City’s fortunes changed drastically when the club was taken over by Sheikh Mansour in 2008 – but they already had a number of key players that would inspire them to glory in place.

Mansour’s takeover was completed on September 1, 2008, just 24 hours after a City side under the guidance of Mark Hughes had beaten Sunderland 3-0 in the Premier League.

We’re challenging you to name City’s starting XI that day, which will be a shock to those who can only conceive of the club in its modern-day juggernaut form.

The only clue provided is the position each player lined up in that day, although beware that this throws up a bit of a curveball in one particular instance.

If this gives you the taste for another quiz, why don’t you try and name Man City’s XI from Pep Guardiola’s first PL game in 2016?

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Good luck, and don’t forget to tweet us your scores @planetfutebol.

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