Raheem Sterling hit a brace inside two minutes as Manchester City came from 2-1 down to beat ambitious German side 4-2 in their final group game in the Champions League on Tuesday night at the Etihad Stadium.
City though already through the next phase needed a win and hope for a slip by Juventus to be sure of top spot in Group D and the Citizens did not disappoint when they shot into the lead in the 16th minute through David Silva.
Sterling cleverly back-heeled into the patch of David Silva, who took a touch and smashed home from a tight angle.
What seemed as a perfect start by the hosts was however short-lived as Monchengladbach restored parity three minutes later when Johnson dazzled through the City defence and squared for Korb to lash a half-volley past Joe Hart and restore parity almost instantly.
What was gradually becoming a bad night got worse as the visitors shot into the lead just before half time when Lars Stindl helped on Wendt’s cross for Raffael to convert a simple finish from close range.
At the resumption of the second half Monchengladbach held on tight to their slim lead as they were hoping for another famous win like they did against Bayern Munich over the weekend.
That however failed to be the case as things turned around for the Citizens with the double strike from Sterling.
The England International first restored parity in the 80th minute when he steered the ball past Sommer after Wilfred Bony could not convert Gael Clichy’s cross.
The Etihad Stadium was sent into wild jubilation two minutes after when Sterling capped a lively individual display by curling beyond the reach of Sommer,
The icing on the cake came from Bony who fired home at the second attempt as City leapfrogged Juventus to win Group D