Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Man City 2 - 1 Villarreal

Sergio Aguero's winner in the dying seconds rescued Manchester City as Villarreal threatened to inflict a serious setback on their Champions League ambitions at the Etihad Stadium. Roberto Mancini's side looked set for more frustration after Villarreal belied their poor La Liga form to leave City on the brink of a third game without victory in the group stage. Cani had set the tone for an uncomfortable evening when he gave Villarreal the lead after only four minutes and City's only response was an own goal from Carlos Marchena just before the interval. But deep into stoppage time, and with what turned out to be almost the final kick of the game, substitute Aguero arrived at the far post to turn Pablo Zabaleta's cross past Diego Lopez to give City their first Champions League victory and revive their hopes of reaching the knockout phase.

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