first_imgGROUP F TABLE revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most Popular Football News Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 5 BEST OF 5 Silva and Mahrez both missed opportunities to extend City’s lead early in the second half and Jesus also dragged a shot wide. Shakhtar did come into the game more, but Junior Moraes headed wide from one of their better chances and substitute Alan Patrick also curled a shot outside a post.Guardiola decided to freshen up his side by sending on Bernardo Silva for De Bruyne and it proved an inspired piece of thinking. Within a minute of coming off the bench, the Portuguese set off on a run from near the halfway line and dribbled to the edge of the box before firing in a low shot shot off the base of a post.That allowed City to ease off but Ederson stayed alert to deny Fernando a consolation and Sterling almost added another as he thumped a shot against the bar in injury time. City simply had too much for Shakhtar gameday cracker Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST Manchester City made a big step towards qualification for the Champions League knockout stages with a routine 3-0 away to Shakhtar Donetsk.Pep Guardiola claimed his side are not ready to win the competition earlier this week but this outstanding display suggested the Spaniard may have to reconsider his words. latest 5center_img David Silva twice hit the woodwork before rewarding the visitors for their early dominance with the opening goal after half-an-hour and Aymeric Laporte quickly added a second. Bernardo Silva came off the bench to wrap up a victory that took City to the top of Group F 19 minutes from time.City were beaten on their last visit to the Metalist Stadium but there never seemed any danger of a repeat and one statistic emphasised their dominance as they recorded 24 shots.They looked comfortable from the first whistle as they calmly stroked the ball about for almost three minutes before creating a chance for David Silva, which the Spaniard hooked on to the bar.Goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov always seemed confident the looping effort was missing, but it was an early statement of City’s intent. Silva gave City a deserved lead after 30 minutes scrap The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 tense Kevin De Bruyne, making his first start of the season, had a shot blocked and Gabriel Jesus, preferred up front to Sergio Aguero, was almost played in by David Silva.Riyad Mahrez spurned a great chance when Raheem Sterling, back in the side after sitting out Saturday’s defeat of Burnley, found him on a quick counter-attack, but the Algerian delayed and missed the target.Mahrez then forced a save from Pyatov before curling in a fine cross from which David Silva hit a post. Jesus blasted the rebound wide and Sterling also missed but the opener eventually came.David Silva finished clinically with a superb low volley after a Jesus shot was deflected into his path. 5 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 5 Guardiola doesn’t believe his team can win the competition this season City wanted more and Benjamin Mendy forced Pyatov to save with a spectacular effort from distance.Their second came from the resulting corner as Shakhtar left Laporte unmarked and the Frenchman calmly guided De Bruyne’s corner into the top corner.Despite his side’s dominance, Guardiola did show his frustration when his side lost possession a few times. That occasionally allowed the hosts to break, but City recovered with John Stones, again playing right-back, particularly impressive at the back.Shakhtar did get one good opening from a corner, but Mykola Matviyenko headed wide, while Laporte blocked another effort from Maycon. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Bernardo’s calm finish put the game beyond any doubt SORRY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img


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