November 2018
City 6 Shakhtar Donetsk 0
November 7th 2018 att.52,286

Champions League
This easy win against Shakhtar was the biggest City have had in the Champions League but most attention has been given to the award of a penalty in the first half. Although from where I was sitting it looked like a penalty apparently Sterling stubbed his toe and fell rather than being brought down. The referee gave a penalty but surely the official on the goal line must have seen it. Anyway Jesus scored from the spot kick and added to Silva's earlier goal following great work by Mahrez. Sterling added a cracker early in the second half and then when Silva was brought down Jesus notched his second from the spot. Mahrez made it 5 and then in the final seconds Jesus broke away and chipped the ball over the keeper to make it six and complete his hat-trick - probably his first for City. Once again it was a great team performance although the opposition was pretty poor . A repeat of six nil would be nice on Sunday!
City rested several players bringing in Zinchenko and Jesus for Mendy and Aguero.
There were only a few hundred of visiting fans and even the booing of certain music was pretty low
An early effort by Moraes is easily stopped by Ederson
After just 13 minutes good work by Mahrez .......
....ends in a great cross which David Silva puts in the net from close range to put City one up
Silva thanks Mahrez for the gift and the South Stand can show their appreciation too
Sterling breaks into the penalty area and appears to be brought down!
The referee who was well behind play ends up pointing to the spot!
The visitors don't protest too much and Jesus sends the keeper the wrong way and it's two nil
All smiles in the South Stand!
The secret sniper has been at it again
While at the other end Ederson watches a shot go over the bar and does a practice dive when another shot is blocked
Jesus has a shot blocked
Another effort by Jesus is saved
Zinchenko who was having a good game says sorry
Pyatov has yet another save to make
Three minutes into the second half and Sterling taking a pass from Zinchenko curled in a great third goal for City
It's the North Stand's chance to cheer
Sterling keeps up the good work scoring again
Plenty to celebrate now with the game virtually won
Oh Sterling's down again but he gets up ......eventually!
City continue to attack but the visitors manage to clear the danger
Mahrez is tackled
Time for phone lights on!
72 minutes on the clock and Silva is brought down and it's another penalty
Jesus converts the penalty to make it four nil
More celebrations by the fans
Oh dear Mahrez missed !
Ederson has to make a save
and then an even better one from Rakitskiy
City counter attack with numbers to spare
Mahrez scores on 84 minutes much to the delight of the North Stand fans
It was his 6th of the season and number five for City
Sterling has a good chance to score again but somehow their keeper manages to clear
In the last minute Jesus breaks through and chips the ball over the advancing keeper.....
.....and into the empty net to make it six goals to nil
Jesus celebrates his hat-trick and we get nearer qualification
Ederson 6.5: Walker 7 ( Danilo) , Stones 7, Laporte 7, Zinchenko 7.5: Fernandinho 7.5 (Delph) , Silva 8 (Gundogan) Sterling 8, Benardo 7.5, Mahrez 8, Jesus 8.5
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