Edin Dzeko's first Manchester City goal saved the Blues' blushes as Notts County secured a 1-1 draw and an FA Cup fourth round replay.
It looked like the world's oldest Football League club were about to send England's most expensive team tumbling out of the competition when Neal Bishop put them ahead on the hour.
But 10 minutes from time, Dzeko turned home a low Micah Richards' cross to earn Roberto Mancini's men a second attempt to progress.
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