A full-strength Manchester City took command of their Champions League last-16 tie against Dynamo Kiev with an impressive first-leg win in Ukraine.
City dominated the first half and Sergio Aguero slotted in an opener before a slick move let David Silva side-foot in a second.
Vitaliy Buyalskiy pulled one back with a deflected shot before he had another effort superbly saved by Joe Hart.
Yaya Toure curled in an excellent shot to restore City’s two-goal advantage.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini fielded a weakened side in the FA Cup defeat by Chelsea on Sunday.
But the City boss restored his side’s stars to the starting line-up on Wednesday and they put the club within reach of the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time.
-City show return to form-
City went into the game under pressure with just one win in the four matches since it was announced Pep Guardiola would be replacing Pellegrini in the summer.
Pellegrini clearly prioritised the club’s Champions League campaign and was rewarded with a first-half display which saw his side constantly winning the ball high up the pitch and overwhelming their hosts.
Aguero put the visitors ahead and also sent two efforts wide. He also had another shot parried away by 41-year-old keeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
City had to withstand some pressure as the home side regrouped and improved after the break and, despite conceding a goal, Toure’s finish put them in control. …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper