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The most successful and entertaining period in Manchester City's history to date, the late 1960s and early 1970s, has entered football folklore as the Lee, Bell and Summerbee era. It's a convenient tag paying tribute to three exceptional and highly contrasting footballers, but it does scant justice to their elegant fellow attacker Neil Young, who was at the heart of all their most glorious triumphs under the inspirational guidance of manager Joe Mercer and coach Malcolm Allison.

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