Man City 2-1 PSG: Comeback win secures top spot in Champions League Group A for Pep Guardiola’s side
Report as Manchester City rally from a goal down to beat PSG 2-1; Kylian Mbappe gave visitors lead early in second half but goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus secure victory for hosts; City win Group A with game to spare; PSG also through after RB Leipzig’s win at Club Brugge
Manchester City sealed their passage into the Champions League last 16 as group winners after coming from a goal down to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
City dominated the opening 45 minutes but could not find a breakthrough as Mauricio Pochettino, who was heavily linked with the vacant Manchester United job in the build-up to the game, saw his PSG side hold firm under a barrage of pressure from the hosts.
Pep Guardiola’s side were made to pay for their wastefulness early in the second half as Kylian Mbappe put the Ligue 1 leaders ahead against the run of play.
However, City stormed back, with goals from Raheem Sterling and substitute Gabriel Jesus completing the turnaround, to secure a place in the knockout phase with a game to spare.
The victory sees Guardiola’s men, who are aiming to win their first Champions League title, also top Group A with one game left to play, while PSG are also through despite the loss in Manchester because of Club Brugge’s 5-0 defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig.