November 26, 2019 / 10:00 PM / 18 days ago

Soccer-Man City go through despite laboured draw with Shakhtar

MANCHESTER, England, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Manchester City reached the Champions League’s last 16 despite an unconvincing 1-1 draw at home to Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

After a mostly uneventul first half, Pep Guardiola’s side went ahead in the 56th minute when Gabriel Jesus twisted and turned in the box before poking the ball to Ilkay Gundogan who slotted home.

Yet Shakhtar drew level in the 69th minute with a perfectly-constructed break that ended with Israeli substitute Manor Solomon drilling past Ederson after an excellent pull-back from Dodo.

The result leaves City top of Group C on 11 points ahead of their final group game away to Dinamo Zagreb with Shakhtar in second place on six points.

Reporting by Simon Evans Editing by Toby Davis

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