Kevin de Bruyne yet again proved he is worth every penny spent on him as he secured a late winner for Manchester City in their 2-1 win over Sevilla Wednesday night at the Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens were already looking like they would drop vital points at home yet again before one of their Belgian import popped up o rescue the situation and effectively keep City’s Champions League hopes well on track.
Despite the pressure coming from City, it was Sevilla that got the opening goal of the match shortly after the half-hour mark as Vitolo picked out Konoplyanka to bend the ball beyond the reach of Hart into the bottom corner, with the Citizens’ offside shouts quickly waved away.
Fortunately, City did not have to wait too long for a response, thanks to Yaya Toure reaching the byline and cutting the ball back into a central position for Raheem Sterling to take the shot on and, while Rico did manage to keep the initial attempt out, Wilfried Bony was on hand to convert the rebound with the help of a deflection.
Konoplyanka then squandered a chance to edge his side back ahead right before half time, with Nicolas Otamendi doing well to get in the way of the winger’s shot.
Despite endless tries it was looking like the game will end in a stalemate but yet with seconds left to play at the Etihad Manuel Pellegrini’s charges had a late goal to show for their efforts, thanks to De Bruyne’s curled effort past Rico to make it two wins from three in Europe.