In 2002 Manchester City FC made it known of their determination to succeed in the FA Premier League by signing Nicolas Anelka for a substantial amount. Manchester City FC has been relegated twice from the top tier but has bounced back in fashion both times. Manchester City did exactly that when they sprang to the Division One title after a hugely entertaining 2001/2002 campaign under the leadership of Kevin Keegan. Keegan, who took over from Joe Royle in May 2001, is known for putting a very goal-oriented team on the field. Manchester City, also known as the Maine Road men, scored an phenomenal 108 goals in winning the championship by 10 points. French international striker Anelka has proved himself in the Barclaycard Premiership once again, while retiring goalkeeping legend Peter Schmeichel was replaced by another, David Seaman. Keegan now has Manchester City f.c. as a strong potential leader in the top flight. Now with their brand new 48,000-capacity City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester City f.c. has all the cards in place for an excellent future.