Manchester City have gone top in Group D of the UEFA Champions League following their stunning 3-1 away win over Sevilla on Tuesday night.
The Citizens would required a late goal to get the winner over Sevilla in the reverse fixture started quite brightly this term as they were two goals up inside 11 minutes.
The visitors started the match brightly and after early misses there were in front in eight minutes, as Fernandinho played in Raheem Sterling, who cut in from the left before firing past Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico.
Three minutes later, Manuel Pellegrini’s side doubled their advantage as Rico parried a Bony effort into the path of Fernandinho, who wasted no time; placing the ball into the net.
Sevilla mustered a quick fight back and after some sustained pressure, they pulled a goal back on 25 minutes, as Coke found Benoit Tremoulinas with an inviting chipped pass, before the Frenchman headed past City keeper Joe Hart.
The hosts were pretty close to getting an equaliser before the half-hour mark, but goalkeeper Hart kept out a Timothee Kolodziejczak header from a corner, before Iborra fired wide from the rebound.
City sooon restored their two-goal cushion on 36 minutes, as Navas found Bony with an inviting cross, before the Ivorian striker fired past Rico.
Though they were a flurry of chances in the second half, both teams failed to add to their tally but City had done enough to take the crucial three points from the game an that have taken to summit in Group D where they have nine points from four games and are in good stead to progress to the next phase.