Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City
Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring the winner for Manchester CityReuters

Kevin De Bruyne scored a late, late goal to give Manchester City a 2-1 victory over Sevilla in the Champions League.

The Etihad was on tenterhooks as Sevilla started the game brightly, with Yevhen Konoplyanka, in particular, causing all sorts of problems for the Manchester City defence.

That early pressure paid off as well, as Sevilla scored the opened on the half hour, and there was absolutely no surprise that it was Konoplyanka who opened the scoring, turning in a nice cross from Vitolo.

However, Manchester City are made of sterner stuff in Europe these days, and they produced a Champions League comeback to remember. Yaya Toure, in the absence of David Silva and Sergio Aguero, was the catalyst, creating both goals for his team

First came six minutes after the opening goal, as the Ivorian wriggled his way down the right touchline before picking out Raheem Sterling, who saw his shot well saved by the goalkeeper. However, Wilfried Bony stuck his left foot at the rebound and the ball took a big defelction off Adil Rami and in.

The match continued at a searing pace and could have gone either way really, but it was Manchester City who would land the telling blow in the 91st minute, as Toure broke free from midfield, found De Bruyne on the right, with the Belgian then producing an assured finish into the bottom corner.

"We did not have the best game, but in the end we tried everything to look for the victory and thankfully we could score," De Bruyne told BT Sport after the game.

The win means Manchester City now have six points from three matches, just a point behind leaders Juventus, who could only manage a draw against Borussia Monchengladbach.

"It is football against a top team, Sevilla are a top team and they have won a lot of trophies, they would have been happier with a draw, but we got the victory," Joe Hart, the City goalkeeper, said.

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