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Author: Mike Lindquist

Manchester City Dominate Shakhtar at Home

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Manchester City team photo ahead of the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester City and FC Shakhtar Donetsk at Etihad Stadium on November 7, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images) Manchester City entered this week’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk needing three points. They also needed another assured performance before the big Manchester derby against United on Sunday. They got both of those all in one dominating win in the UEFA Champions League. First Half When Manchester City set out at home against...

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Manchester City Take Care of Business Against Shakhtar Donetsk

KHARKOV, UKRAINE – OCTOBER 23: David Silva of Manchester City scores his team’s first goal during the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City at Metalist Stadium on October 23, 2018 in Kharkov, Ukraine. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) In a game that was not exactly first on the marquee, Manchester City took care of business in Ukraine against Shakhtar Donetsk.  After a first half which featured some lovely football, Manchester City took their pedal off the gas in the second.  It allowed the Ukrainians to give them some testing but in the end it was City who prevailed. The First Half Game settling into an expected pattern of Manchester City possession and Shakhtar defending heavily in two banks for four with two players up top. By the twentieth minute City have had 85% possession and three shots on goal. To Shakhtar’s credit they did start to get a bit more of the ball in the next ten minutes but still the best chance of that period belonged to David Silva who hit the post with a lovely finish. Finally in the 30’ minute after a blocked shot from Gabriel Jesus bounced into the air, David Silva was there to pounce. The ball fell to his favored left foot and smashed it across the face of goal into the bottom right...

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