Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F as Raheem Sterling’s late goal gave them victory over Dutch champions Feyenoord in a subdued encounter at the Etihad.
Having beaten Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team 4-0 in Rotterdam, the expectations were that City would win handsomely, but having made seven changes they were not at their fluent best against better organised opponents, BBC reports.
With Sergio Aguero having missed a number of chances and Yaya Toure firing a free-kick just wide, it looked like the game was heading for a goalless draw until Sterling broke through the visitors’ defence via a one-two with Ilkay Gundogan and finished neatly.
It preserves their 100% record after five matches of this season’s Champions League and extends their unbeaten start to the overall campaign to 19 games.
City could also have been looking at a first…
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