Date: 7th November 2018 at 9:50pm
Written by:
Manchester City
6 – 0
Shakhtar Donetsk

The Etihad Stadium

Champions League - Group F

Referee: Viktor Kassai of Hungary

Manchester City Shakhtar Donetsk
Silva (13'), Jesus (24' pen, 72' pen, 90'+2), Sterling (48'), Mahrez (84')
31 Ederson 30 Andriy Pyatov
2 Kyle Walker Danilo 61' 22 Mykola Matvyenko
5 John Stones 4 Sergiy Krivtsov
14 Aymeric Laporte 44 Yaroslav Rakitskiy
35 Oleks Zinchenko 31 Ismaily dos Santos
20 Bernardo Silva 6 Taras Stepanenko
25 Fernandinho Delph 76' 27 de Andrade Barberan Lourenco 77'
21 David Silva Gündogan 73' 7 Barcellos Freda Silva Sanches Aguiar 77'
26 Riyad Mahrez 74 Viktor Kovalenko
33 Gabriel Jesus 50 Sergiy Bolbat
7 Raheem Sterling 10 Ribeiro Moraes Junior Kayode 63'

Substitutes

3 Danilo 1 Nikita Shevchenko
8 Ilkay Gündogan 2 Bohdan Butko
10 Sergio Agüero 5 Davit Khotcholava
18 Fabian Delph 8 Olarenwaju Kayode
19 Leroy Sané 9 Dentinho
30 Nicolas Otamendi 21 Lourenco
49 Aro Muric 23 Silva Sanches Aguiar

Game Statistics

16 Goal attempts 8
7 On Target 2
4 Corners 2
14 Fouls 4
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
63 % 37

Johnny On The Spot: #STAND UP FOR THE CHAMPIONS. Roaring Manchester City are on fire! The Blues go into the Manchester derby on Armistice Day top of the Premier League and within touching distance of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage.

Hand on heart, this lifelong Blue has never witnessed otherworldly total football like this anywhere on the planet…City’s level of performance in the 2018-19 campaign is threatening to take us into the stratosphere. A cool cat on hot bricks throughout tonight’s sublime display, Pep Guardiola has micro-managed his record breaking centurions to 15 wins from 17 games in all competitions this season, an identically proud statistic to this time last year, save for the 1-2 reverse at home to Lyon. Shakhtar, not unlike Southampton last weekend did not have a prayer at a buzzing Etihad.

What a riposte to Die Spiegel’s anti-City straw-clutching shitzenstirren this week so greedily lapped up by shameless English hacks. The instigators and the desperados will be left crestfallen as Normal Service Continues. Each and every City player is performing at the top of his game and goals are flying in from across the squad. Maureen’s turgid Stretfords enter the city walls on Sunday to face a Manchester City team relishing the fear factor that now engulfs their opponents. City fans know all too well what that horrible feeling is like. If I were a mid-table Manchester United fan this week, I would be absolutely bricking it.

 

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