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Shakhtar stuns City to reach last 16

07 Diciembre 2017

"He's alongside Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Eric Cantona - he's one of the greatest we've ever had in the Premier League".

The shot-stopper was sent back to England and signed a deal with West Ham, unfortunately struggling in the relegation zone with their last Premier League victory back in September.

After late victories against Huddersfield Town and Southampton, Silva scored with seven minutes on the clock for a City side who, in cantering to an eight-point lead, are showing all the hallmarks of champions-elect.

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Taison. In front of the Brazil manager, Taison ran the show, and City couldn't cope with his direct attacking play.

Jose Mourinho aimed a thinly-veiled dig at rivals Pep Guardiola and Arséne Wenger while offering an update on injuries after Manchester United's 2-1 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow.

Who would of thought it, a decent manager with a good CV, comes in and does a solid job. Fifteen games into the new season, City are eight points clear of United at the head of the table and Sunday's game is being billed as Mourinho's big chance to stick a spoke in Guardiola's wheels. But Pep respects the Shakhtar attack to much to give a young Tosin such a difficult test away from home, so he might start Vincent Kompany here. The squad is deep enough to rotate and still have a good team to go out and get the win. That's why are are playing with confidence.

There are those who claim that Manual Neuer's ability to play as a sweeper keeper gives him the edge over The Red Devils number one, but I'm not having that. If they are ever going to rest players it is this week, and having qualified as group winners with a game to spare that is their prerogative.

It's reported that the reason United failed to sign him in the last transfer window was because Pochettino didn't want to offload two full-backs in one window and Kyle Walker had already joined City. There is much excitement about Foden's potential around the Etihad campus.

Ismaily beat the offside trap to run onto Marlos's dink over the top and, as Ederson charged recklessly from his area, toe-poked the ball past the stranded goalkeeper before passing it into an empty net.

They kicked off the campaign with what was, to many, a shock defeat at Shakhtar, when they chose to leave Mertens and Jorginho on the bench.

Shakhtar stuns City to reach last 16