Date: 27th July 2015 at 8:02pm
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Manchester City’s pre season tour ended in spectacular fashion with a comprehensive eight one victory over Vietnam at the My Dinh Stadium.

Our Hanoi hosts scored their consolation in the 90th minute of the game, long after City had completed their own scoring on the day.

Aleksander Kolarov opened the scoring after only eleven minutes, grabbing himself a brace with a 51st minute penalty and that wasn’t the only double of the day as new signing Raheem Sterling found the net in both the 19th and 31st minutes. Not to be outdone, David Silva grabbed himself a brace on the 21 minute mark, adding his second on 65.

That left Marcos Lopes (73) and Jose Angel Pozo (78) to complete the goal glut on the day with strikes of their own.

That brings the curtain down on City’s tour of Australia and Vietnam and the players head back to England ahead of the Stuttgart game.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini took the opportunity to get over an hour into most players this time round to bring everybody on further in their fitness work.

Vietnam national team:

Vinh Loi (Thanh Diep), Thanh, Cong Vinh (Phuong, 88), Van Queyet, Luong (Hai, 77), Tien Thanh (Tien Dung, 46), Hung (Manh, 72), Hai, Xuan Thanh (Cong, 46), Thinh (Quan, 77), Toan (Son, 46).


Hart (C) (Caballero 45), Sagna (Horsfield, 77), Kolarov, Mangala, Denayer (Humphreys, 77), Evans (Pozo, 66), Garcia (Lopes, 66), Sterling (Robert, 66), Navas (Dzeko, 66), Silva (Zuculini, 66), Iheanacho.

Having grabbed himself three goals in three goals since making his £49million move from Liverpool, Raheem Sterling was interviewed by the Official Site followingt he game, and he said he planned on taking things slowly despite what has been a great start to life at the club.

‘My aim is just to take things slowly, do my best playing for Manchester City Football Club and hopefully that will bring me success. The most impressive thing about Vietnam was the people here – they`re really welcoming, they love football and to be welcomed in the way we were was really heart-warming. I`m really happy to be here and hope I can come back again soon.’

Manager Manuel Pellegrini also had praise for our new signing and his performance again for us.

‘Raheem is a very good player and that’s why we brought him here. He has a lot of speed and I’m sure that in the future he will demonstrate why we paid so much for him.’

Of course it’s pre season though and it’s about fitness and sharpness, and despite the scoreline Pellegrini wasn’t going to forget that.

‘It’s not easy to score so many goals. Vietnam are preparing for World Cup qualifiers in the autumn and so are working hard, and they have very good players. I don’t think the score is the most important thing in friendlies – it’s for managers to see their players. We have to work hard for the next two weeks as we start our Premier League season on 10 August. I hope we will have a good performance this season and I hope we will win some titles. I am sure we will see City fighting for the title until the end.’

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