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November 1, 2017

 Sergio Kun Aguero scored his landmark goal

Sergio Kun Aguero scored his landmark goal

MANCHESTER CITY qualified for the knock-out stage of the Champions League with Sergio Aguero securing the win with a record-breaking second-half strike .

The Argentinean goal machine watched his side go behind, then throw away the lead, before popping up with a trademark finish to lash home goal 178 from just 264 games.

Pep Guardiola’s attacking talents have been getting all the praise for their blistering start to the Premier League season.

But it was centre-backs Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones who headed home a corner each to cancel out strikes from Lorenzo Insigne and Jorginho before Kun settled the tie and Raheem Sterling pounced.
Napoli had two good chances inside the first 12 minutes, Marek Hamsik hit a piledriver that Ederson did well to save.
And goal machine Dries Mertens should have done better when he was slipped in on the Man City goal but dinked a limp ship into the Brazilian’s hands.

 Mnachester City have always been able to rely on Sergio Aguero

Manchester City have always been able to rely on Sergio Aguero

 Manchester City fans will never forget the name Sergio Aguero

Manchester City fans will never forget the name Sergio Aguero

 Sergio Aguero knew how important his goal was

Sergio Aguero knew how important his goal was

 Sergio Aguero celebrated his milestone goal in Italy

Sergio Aguero celebrated his milestone goal in Italy

And on 21 minutes the Italians were ahead Insigne carved through Man City’s defence and fired the ball into the fire corner with Ederson missing out on his early hat-trick of saves.
City were shocked into life by the Inisgne strike and Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan had decent chances to level.

 John Stones rose like a salmon to head in for City

John Stones rose like a salmon to head in for City

 Manchester City celebrated the John Stones goal

Manchester City celebrate the John Stones goal

But that award was given to Otamendi who towered over everyone in the Napoli defence to head home a Gundogan cross on 34 minutes.
Pep Guardiola’s men looked fortunate to make the break level after the home side had dominated so much.
But the tables were turned in the second half when the Premier League side snatched the lead.
Another corner was cleverly taken and fizzed in and Stones shot up through the air to thud the ball against the cross bar and down behind the goal line.

 Man City defender Nicolas Otamedi rose high to head home

Man City defender Nicolas Otamedi rose high to head home

 Nicolas Otamendi headed Manchester City level

Nicolas Otamendi heads Manchester City level
P P W D L GD PTS
1
Man City
Man City 4 4 0 0 9 12
2
Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar Donetsk 4 3 0 1 2 9
3
Napoli
Napoli 4 1 0 3 -2 3
4
FEY
FEY 4 0 0 4 -9 0

 Napoli could not handle Nicolas Otamendi in their box

Napoli could not handle Nicolas Otamendi in their box

The much-maligned assistant linesman stationed on the byline – who can sometimes go months without any involvement – flew into action to award the goal.
Napoli were not ready to roll over and Insigne left Ederson’s crossbar trembling with a rasping shot on 57 minutes after bamboozling left-back Danilo.
And they equalised on 62 minutes after City were sucked into handing over a penalty and unravelling their sterling start to the second half.

Creative genius Leroy Sane finally showed a chink in his armoury when he hacked away at a clearance and instead floored Raul Albiol.
Jorginho converted the spot-kick with a little skip in his run-up that seduced Ederson into diving early.
With the game poised and the dominance swinging it was a rapid Man City counter-attack and Aguero shot that made the difference.
Middleweight powerhouse Fernandnho fed Sane who scuttled through the Napoli midfield and when he was tackled the ball sat inviting up for Aguero who – as ever – made no mistake.
Moments after overtaking Eric Brook the former Atletico Madrid man was subbed as Guardiola tried to kill-off the game.

And with seconds remaining Sterling popped up to punish the Serie A side after another Kevin De Bruyne assist.

 Napoli star Lorenzo Linsigne struck early

Napoli star Lorenzo Linsigne struck early
 Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring against Manchester City
Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring against Manchester City

SOURCE: thesun.co.uk


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