Manchester City FC took a big step towards reaching the UEFA Champions League knockout phase with a 2-1 victory against PFC CSKA Moskva on a chilly evening in the Russian capital.
Manuel Pellegrini's men had to come from behind in the Group D fixture, the hosts having taken a 32nd-minute lead through Zoran Tošić's fine lob. City's response was immediate, with Sergio Agüero showing his predatory instincts to get on the end of David Silva's cross and, eight minutes later, putting his team in front from Álvaro Negredo's intelligent centre.
It is a pity. I am so gutted that it is difficult for me to find any words.
Leonid Slutski, CSKA coach
[David] Silva and [Sergio] Agüero are top players and every match they play they show how they can play football.
Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City manager
|35||Akinfeev (GK) (C)||1||Hart (GK)|
|88||Doumbia||42||Y. Touré (C)|
|1||Chepchugov (GK)||30||Pantilimon (GK)|
|Leonid Slutski (RUS)||Manuel Pellegrini (CHI)|
|Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)|