Sevilla 1 - 3 Manchester City: City top the table

City's Raheem Sterling celebrates as he scores their first goal. Picture: Getty Images

City's Raheem Sterling celebrates as he scores their first goal. Picture: Getty Images

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RAHEEM Sterling scored his first Champions League goal to help Manchester City seal their place in the round of 16.

City moved into first place in Group D with nine points with two games left. Sevilla have three.

Even without the injured Sergio Aguero and David Silva, City eased to the win and Sterling tormented Sevilla’s defence with his speed and flair until substituted in the 73rd minute.

In the eighth minute, he met Fernandinho’s through ball and slotted the ball past goalkeeper Sergio Rico.

He then pressured and pounced on Jorge “Coke” Andujar’s poor back pass before laying off for Wilfried Bony. Rico saved his shot but watched his rebound fall for Fernandinho to head home.

Coke made amends by lifting a short cross for Tremoulinas to head in.

The goal appeared to revive Sevilla and two minutes later only a great one-handed save by Joe Hart kept Krychowiak from levelling the score.

But Jesus Navas helped snuff out the response when he picked out Bony and sent a low pass for the striker to volley between the helpless Rico and the near post.

SCORERS: Sevilla - Tremoulinas (25’); Manchester City - Sterling (8’), Fernandinho (11’), Bony (36’)

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