Town 0 - 2 Man City. Manchester City underlined their superiority by comfortably defeating the Terriers in Jon Dyson's testimonial with goals from Paulo Wanchope and Shaun Goater.
In the early stages of the game both sides started comfortably in the bright evening sunshine. Andy Booth went close after 4 minutes after he latched onto a Steve Jenkins cross but Carlo Nash went down quickly to save at his right hand post.
For Manchester City, Paulo Wanchope showed all the skills he was famous for while Eyal Berkovic made his City debut. After 14 minutes, The Costa Rican striker had latched onto a Charvet cross and launched a downward header in Margetson's direction. The Welshman saved and pounced on the attempted rebound before the ball was cleared following a goal mouth melee.
Shaun Goater also had a goal disallowed in the first 30 minutes. The assistant referee had his flag in the air long before Goater finished.
The Blues were increasingly exerting their influence on the match, with Eyal Berkovic revelling in his free role behind Goater and Wanchope and they got their reward close to half time with a goal that had been coming as the first half drew to a close.
Danny Tiatto crossed from the right hand side and found Shaun Goater whose header hit Kevin Gray's back but Paulo Wanchope was lurking with intent and fired the loose ball into the back of the net past Margetson.
Goater bagged a goal of his own on 52 minutes when he sidefooted a superb Berkovic through ball past Margetson from 8 yards following good work from Tiatto.
By the end of the game, Kevin Keegan had made several substitutions and the Blues finished with a flourish against a Town side who had been outclassed despite their best efforts.
Town (4-4-2): Margetson, Jenkins, Triallist, Armstrong, Lucketti, Gray, Beech, Holland, Booth, Facey, De Amicis
Lou Macari named 12 players on the bench against a Manchester City side which included veteran England defender Stuart Pearce as well as Paulo Wanchope and new signing Eyal Berkovic.