City 1 Shakhtar Donetsk 1
Nov 26th 2019 att.52,020

Champions League
Well this will not go down as a memorable match! It was quite boring and this is something I don't say about City very often. At least the draw puts us through to the next stage and with only one game to go concentration can now go on chasing Liverpool. City had a very lucky escape early on when Ederson for once missed a clearance kick and some how Tete failed to take advantage and Fernandinho saved a certain goal. Sterling once more had a quiet game as did most of the players. Only De Bruyne who supplied a key pass for City's goal showed much form. Most of City's shots went straight to the keeper. With away games at Newcastle and Burnley to come next I hope things improve.
City once more made several changes - with Aguero injured in came Jesus. Benardo was back for Silva and Angelino was in for Mendy. Otamendi was in for Stones and Gundogan for Mahrez .
Only a few hundred had come from the Ukraine
Shakhtar clear an early City corner
De Bruyne has an effort blocked
Pyatov has a save to make at a corner
Gundogan fails to beat the keeper
but he was offside anyway!
Oh dear! Ederson has missed his kick and
Tete has a chance
Surely he must score from there - but luckily for City Fernandinho rushes back and deflects the ball for a corner -
what a lucky escape for City
The North Stand are very relieved and Fernandinho is thanked.
From the corner Moraes heads wide
This time Ederson saves from Tete
A shot from Tete is blocked
A shot from Rodrigo is saved
Otamendi heads clear a corner at one end and almost scores at a corner at the other end!
The keeper did well to save the header
Otamendi shoots over the bar
The secret sniper at work again - Moraes is down
Ederson saves from Konoplyanka just before half time
During the interval we had music from 'the Sherlocks'
Jesus has an effort saved by the keeper
A cross from De Bruyne is blocked
A City corner gives the keeper more work to do
The sniper strikes again
Fernandinho beats Moraes
On 56 minutes De Bruyne passes to Jesus who tries to beat the keeper.....
......but he manages to pass to Gundogan who shoots.....
.....past the defenders into the goal and City are ahead - at last
The North Stand are relieved more than very happy!
A shot from Cancelo is easily saved
12 minutes later a cross from Dodo found Soloman who cracked it past Ederson and the visitors were level
much to their fans delight
Suddenly there was more action - in the stand - had one of the fans woken up!
Jesus fails to beat the keeper
A shot from Silva - on for Kevin - is partially saved...
..and the ball runs towards the goal but Kryvtsov clears for a corner
Rodrigo shot is saved
A cross from Benardo is saved
another City attack is foiled
Sterling shoots wide
Moraes is finally taken off on a stretcher
Ederson saves a late free kick
Thank goodness -that's over!
Ederson 5.5; Cancelo 5.5, Fernandinho 7.5, Otamendi 7, Angelino 5.5: Rodri 6 ( Foden) De Bruyne 7.5 (Silva) Gundogan 6.5, Benardo 6, Sterling 5, Jesus 5.5
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