Man City boss lauds impressive duo after 2-1 Monchengladbach victory

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has lavished praise on star striker Sergio Aguero and goalkeeper Joe Hart after their 2-1 Champions League victory over Borussia Monchengladbach, according to reports from the Mirror.

City went behind early in the second half following a strike from Lars Stindi, but not long after a Nicolas Otamendi shot bounced off Andreas Christensen to bring the game level at 1-1.

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And it looked like it was going to end this way, however Aguero managed to earn a penalty kick in the dying minutes and converted it to give the Citizens all three points.

The Argentina international may have won the game, but number-one Joe Hart was in inspirational form, making numerous saves including a penalty stop.

Pellegrini was utterly delighted with their performances, and had nothing but praise for the star duo.

“Joe made three very important saves,” said the City boss. “He saved a penalty. After that he also made brilliant saves. The performance of Joe was very important for us.

“For Sergio, it’s not easy to score a penalty in the last minute, but he did it. He had chances to score before that and we know how important Sergio is for our team.

“I think it was a very important win. They deserved to be winning 1-0, but for the last 25 minutes we had a very strong reaction. We scored the two goals and had other chances.”

The Citizens host Newcastle United at the Etihad this weekend and can go top of the table if Arsenal manage to stop Manchester United from earning a victory.

 


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