Man City vs Club Brugge: Foden, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus score in 4-1 win

Man City vs Club Brugge: Foden, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus score in 4-1 win

  • Man City vs Club Brugge ended in a 4-1 win for the English club following a classic second-half display at the Etihad
  • Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus all got their names on the scoresheet
  • The Citizens are now top of Group A after Paris Saint-Germain were held to a 2-2 draw by Bundesliga side RB Leipzig

Manchester City thrashed FC Brugge 4-1 to move ahead of Paris Saint-Germain at the summit of Group A in their Champions League encounter.

The Premier League champions had a slow start into the game but rallied back to get the needed win over the Belgian side.

Man City thrash Club Brugge in UCL
Manchester City were too good for Club Brugge in their Champions League fixture at the Etihad as they won by 4-1. Photo by Man City FC
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Summary of the game

Phil Foden opened the scoring in the 15 minutes with a simple tap-in into an empty net after Joao Cancelo's cross flashed across the face of goal.

Brugge came back into the game two minutes later as Charles De Ketelaere's shot was turned into the net by John Stones to restore parity.

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Both sides went into the break equal but Pep Guardiola's side came out smoking in the second period of the game.

Cancelo turned provider for the second time in the game as he helped Riyad Mahrez score from a free header to make it 2-1.

It was another easy goal for Raheem Sterling who was on hand to tap-in a cross from Ilkay Gundogan to make it 3-1.

Cancelo completed a hat-trick of assists as Gabriel Jesus completed the scoring as the Belgians lost by 4-1 at the Etihad.

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Pep Guardiola’s side got off to the worst possible start Palace nicked the ball high upfield for Conor Gallagher to feed a ball to Wilfred Zaha whose skewed shot found the back of the net.

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That was Zaha’s 50th goal in the Premier League and he became the first player to achieve that feat for Crystal Palace.

From then on, it was all City as Palace resorted to some resolute defending to keep out a series of attacks from the hosts.