Manchester city beat Shakhtar Donestsk 3-0 in Ukraine as Guardiola side bounced back from their shock Premier League 3-2 defeat against Norwich last weekend.

Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring midway through the first half, firing into a largely empty net after Ilkay Gundogan’s curling shot came back off the post.

Mahrez then turned provider for the onrushing German to toe-poke the ball past the helpless Andriy Pyatov and give the visitors a firm grip on the game – a grip they did not relinquish.

After spurning a number of good opportunities, including an untypically forgiving close-range effort from Raheem Sterling that struck the post, Gabriel Jesus gave the one-sided game a more fitting scoreline with a neat finish after Kevin de Bruyne’s pass.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *