Manchester City FC scored two late goals to overcome battling FC Viktoria Plzeň and keep alive their hopes of topping UEFA Champions League Group D.
City led twice through Sergio Agüero and Samir Nasri but each time Plzeň replied as Tomáš Hořava and Stanislav Tecl found the net. With 12 minutes remaining, though, recently introduced substitute Álvaro Negredo arrived at the back post to turn in a low cross by Jesús Navas. Edin Džeko ended any doubt with a late header from James Milner's centre and Plzeň remain without a point.
It was a hard game. We know there are no easy games. The most important thing is that we finished with a win at home.
Samir Nasri, Manchester City midfielder
Now we have a kind of head-to-head game against CSKA – after a 3-2 away loss – and we are going to give it everything to finish in third place.
Pavel Vrba, Plzeň coach
|1||Hart (GK)||1||Kozáčik (GK)|
|30||Pantilimon (GK)||13||Bolek (GK)|
|Manuel Pellegrini (CHI)||Pavel Vrba (CZE)|
|Fırat Aydınus (TUR)|