A 93rd minute goal by Sergio Kun Aguero gave Manchester City its first win in the Champions League and this 2-1 victory keeps their hopes alive of progressing beyond the group stages.
Coming into to today Manchester City were sitting on two points from their first two matches and found themselves in third place in the four team group. A loss today in this tricky home fixture against Villarreal would have found them at the bottom of the group and with their chances of progression doubtful.
They would have been top of the Premier League and at the bottom of the Champions League in the same week, and after four minutes this scenario became all too real.
David Silva turned the ball over in midfield and Italian striker, and former Manchester United player, Giuseppe Rossi unleashed a fierce shot that Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart could not handle. Cani then tucked in the rebound for the early 1-0 lead.
For the rest of the half City continued to apply pressure and eventually they...