City Batters Borussia Moenchengladbach

Manchester City defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-2 in an enthralling game at the Etihad Stadium in the final group D match of the Uefa Champions League.  City started the game looking for the three points to finish top of their group and they took an early lead when a delightful Raheem Sterling back heel found David Silva who went through and drove it in from an acute angle.
 
Gladbach were full of energy and it took them just three minutes to equalise when a low Lars Strindl cross found Julian Korb who struck the ball with the outside of his boot and saw it fly into the bottom corner of Joe Hart’s goals.  The German side looked good and took the lead on 42 minutes when a deflected cross fell to the feet of Raffael who tucked it home to make it 2-1 just before the break. 
 
The Citizens came out of the blocks firing in the second half and it seemed like only a matter of time until they scored the equaliser and after numerous missed chances, Sterling final had his goal as Gael Clichy played a cross from the byline leaving the Englishman with a tap-in on 80 minutes.  It did not take the hosts long to take the lead after that as Wilfried Bony used his power to roll the defender and play in Sterling who curled the ball beautifully past the keeper to complete the comeback.
 
Bony then rounded off the scoring late on when his initial shot hit the defender and as it fell for the Ivorian, he made no mistake second time round.  The game ended 4-2 with Manuel Pellegrini’s men finishing top of their group.