The match was the former Manchester City player Ilkay Gündoğan’s league debut in the Barcelona shirt.
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Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has completed his move to Barcelona on a free transfer.
In what may well have been his penultimate game for the Premier League champions, Gundogan struck twice either side of a controversial Bruno Fernandes penalty
The Citizens skipper had seemingly put the game to bed with a first-half brace, but Rodrigo gave the Whites a slice of hope late on in Sam Allardyce’s debut game, making the champions’ win far nervier than it should have been.
Argentine World Cup winner Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish were on target for City.
Goals from Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho had given Aston Villa a surprise two-goal lead at the Etihad. But City fought back with midfielder Ilkay Gundogan getting a goal back with a header in the 76th minute, followed by a goal by Rodri two minutes later and a third by Gundogan in the 81st minute.
This is because he is still “angry” at Manchester City’s exit from the championship with the final in Paris, France.
Burnley remain in the bottom three and could be seven points from safety if Everton beat West Ham tomorrow afternoon.
The hosts scored four goals during the first 25 minutes with Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan on the score sheet, while Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling scored from the penalty spot.
Pep Guardiola’s team might even have felt relieved to claim a point after referee Jon Moss overturned decisions to award Southampton a penalty and send Kyle Walker off in the second half.
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta, back at the Etihad Stadium where he worked as an assistant between 2016 and 2019, watched in horror as his team fell apart early on, with Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres giving City a 2-0 lead inside 12 minutes.
The game looked to be heading to a penalty shootout, but Iheanacho won a spot-kick off Nathan Ake before slamming the ball home
Brighton afforded champions City a guard of honour in the pre-match preliminaries, but maintained that friendly welcome in the opening stages as Ilkay Gundogan headed the visitors in front.
North Macedonia took the lead in the Group J match in Duisburg, Germany as 37-year-old forward Goran Pandev was the scorer for the visitors in the first half’s injury time.
Pep Guardiola’s players are sweeping all before them this season, having reached the final of the English League Cup, the quarterfinals of the Champions League and forged a 14-point lead in the Premier League.
The visitors crushed Southampton 5-2 at the Etihad in their most recent outing, while Fulham claimed a historic win on the Anfield turf over reigning champions Liverpool.
The German midfielder appeared in seven of City’s eight games and scored four goals as he continued his superb run of form.
Gundogan took more than 70 per cent of the Cityzens vote, beating teammates John Stones and Joao Cancelo to the prize.
With the match evenly-poised at 1-1 with 17 minutes remaining the Brazil international’s errant passing presented the league leaders with two goals – including Raheem Sterling’s first at Anfield since leaving in 2015
Pep Guardiola’s men hit West Bromwich Albion for five to return to the top of the table, and they remained on their perch after the Blades marched to a shock 2-1 victory over Manchester United.