Manchester City held to 1-1 draw at Atlanta, still on top of group C table

Manchester City held to 1-1 draw at Atlanta, still on top of group C table

Claudio Bravo who replaced an injured Ederson was sent off in the 81st minute and Kyle Walker ended up in goal but Manchester City managed to clinch a point from their Group C tie on Wednesday.


Manchester City held to 1-1 draw at Atlanta

Ederson suffered an injury, his replacement Bravo was sent off

Man City are still on top of Group C table with 10 points from 4 matches

Manchester City were made to wait to book a place in the Champions League knockout stages and ended up clinging on for a 1-1 draw against Atalanta on Wednesday after a red card forced Kyle Walker to go in goal.

City had taken an early lead through Raheem Sterling but Mario Pasalic's equaliser turned the tables and substitute keeper Claudio Bravo's sending off late on left the visitors holding on for a point with defender Walker in goal.

Sterling finished off a flowing City move early on before Gabriel Jesus squandered a golden chance to double their lead by rolling a tame penalty wide on the brink of halftime.

Pep Guardiola's side were made to pay for their profligacy when Pasalic's bullet header levelled the scores early in the second half and the City manager was left frustrated by his side's performance after the interval.

"In this competition you know you have your chances and moments and you have to take it," he said.

"But with the problems we have, we made a good first half. First half we were outstanding and second we suffered. In the last 15 minutes we had the issue with the new keeper."

When asked whether the injury that forced first-choice keeper Ederson off for Bravo at halftime is serious enough to rule him out of contention for Sunday's Premier League showdown with league leaders Liverpool, the Spaniard replied: "I don't know right now."

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