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Man City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Bizarre penalty helps set up record Champions League win

Man City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Bizarre penalty helps set up record Champions League win

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Manchester City recorded their biggest win in the Champions League as they thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk - but an injury-time goal in the other Group F match meant they must wait to secure qualification for the last 16.Pep Guardiola's side are top of the group and were heading into the next phase, until 10-man Hoffenheim came from 2-0 down and scored a 92nd-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 with Lyon.But City will qualify as group winners with one game to spare if they beat Lyon in France on Tuesday, 27 November. "Unfortunately we haven't qualified, but we are so close and will try to maintain this level," said Guardiola."The fact it's not done will make sure we will focus on the competition. It was a...
Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Raheem Sterling goes from zero to hero with wonder goal making up for penalty gaffe

Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Raheem Sterling goes from zero to hero with wonder goal making up for penalty gaffe

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STERLING EFFORT The England international kicked the turf and won a contentious penalty for the Citizens before a wonderful solo goal Gabriel Jesus grabbed a hat-trick as Manchester City, aided by a farcical penalty decision, edged closer towards the Champions League last 16 by thrashing Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0. City were leading 1-0 through David Silva in the Group F encounter at the Etihad Stadium when Raheem Sterling stubbed his toe and fell over to earn a freak spot-kick which Jesus converted. Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his hat-trick Shakhtar had a right to feel aggrieved but they were otherwise outplayed for a second time in two weeks by City, who made victory certain through Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and two more Jesus strikes. It was a...
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's side suffer first defeat of the season

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's side suffer first defeat of the season

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Manchester City slumped to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game.First-half goals from Brazilian pair Bernard and Ismaily stunned Pep Guardiola's side on a freezing night at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, with Sergio Aguero's injury-time penalty too late to affect the outcome.The result mattered little for City, with top place in the group already assured, but the tame end to their dazzling 20-game winning streak was hardly the ideal preparation for this weekend's Manchester derby.For Shakhtar the win prompted jubilant celebrations, with a place in the last 16 now secured. Their supporters can now look forward to seeing coach Paulo Fonseca fulfil a promise to wear a Zorro mask to a press conference if they qualif...