Niclas Jensen – MANCHESTER CITY vs. Leeds United (January 2003)

Full-back Niclas Jensen won three Danish league championships with FC Copenhagen and also had spells playing for PSV Eindhoven, Borussia Dortmund and Fulham.

However, before he joined the Cottagers in 2005, he had already experienced English football with Manchester City. Goalscoring was not a forte of Jensen’s play (he only managed two for the Citizens) but against Leeds United in January 2003, he scored the goal of his life.

The home side were leading 1-0 early in the second half when Jensen produced this spectacular volley. Nicolas Anelka ran down the right-hand side, gamely being chased by Leeds’ Danny Mills. Anelka picked out Jensen on the other side of the pitch. The Dane’s control was magnificent and it was a special strike.

It was one of the finest goals to have been scored in the final season of professional football at Maine Road and ensures Jensen has a fond place in the hearts of many City supporters.

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