Man City down Shakhtar Donetsk to keep 100% record

Manchester City made it two wins from two in the Champions League last night with a 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad Stadium.

Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling scored at different ends of the second half to see of the Ukrainian side.

Belgium international De Bruyne played a one-two with David Silva before curling home his first goal of the season from outside the penalty area.

Raheem Sterling sealed the game for Pep Guardiola’s side in the final minute following a cutback from Bernardo Silva.  The two had been introduced as substitutes.  Sterling has now scored six goals in his past seven competitive games for City.

Striker Sergio Aguero had missed the opportunity to tie Eric Brook’s record as Manchester City’s all-time top scorer after he say his penalty saved by Andriy Pyatov.

The 29-year-old also saw two other efforts denied by the Ukrainian goalkeeper.

Manchester City have now scored 24 goals in their last six competitive matches, and although they were expected to win by a bigger margin than 2-0 in this game, three points was the most important thing to Guardiola.

However, it wasn’t all City as the visitors had chances themselves.  Ederson made a fine save to deny fellow countryman Marlos, whilst former-Newcastle striker Facundo Ferreyra nodded a free header wide from six yards.

Manchester City are now unbeaten in their past 10 home Champions League matches, winning seven.

In the other game in Group F, Napoli were 3-1 winners over Feyenoord, meaning City top the group on six points after two games.  Napoli and Shakhtar each have three points whilst Feyenoord are rock bottom without a point to date.

City’s next two games are against Napoli with the Premier League side in the driving seat in terms of winning the group.

Updated: October 2, 2017 — 2:40 pm
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