City have sold their allocation of tickets for the FA Cup fifth round game at Everton on
Some supporters queued overnight to be sure of their place near the front of the line.
The last of the 6,000 tickets, which were on a strictly first come, first served basis to
season ticket holders and executive club members, was sold just before 5pm.
Ticket office manager Jamie Roberts said:
"We were told that some people queued from after the Liverpool game on Saturday
"We opened at 10.30am and from then on it was a long and constant queue. The staff
worked non-stop to keep it all moving and it was obviously a great response from the
"We thought we would be able to serve the whole queue but there were around 200
people who missed out. Unfortunately with so much interest and only 6,000 tickets there is
little we can do about that but we obviously sympathise with those who missed out."
City were still basking in the glory of their win over Liverpool today and hope
to hear more good news later this week.
Glenn Hoddle was in the crowd to watch Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Darren Huckerby in
action, but must have been impressed by City striker Noel Whelan.
Whelan has been in superb form in recent weeks and could be named in the England squad
to be announced on Thursday providing Hoddle keeps his job after his controversial
City midfielder George Boateng, who set Whelan up for the second goal, feels the former
Leeds man should get his chance.
"Noel has been playing very well for about three months and I think he and Darren
deserve a chance. They are young and are the future.
"We feel we are playing really well now and there is a very good spirit in the