Manchester City win World Cup Manchester City defeated League One by six goals to one. Pep Guardiola brought down his team by giving youngsters a chance on the defensive line.
Weekamp scored Manchester City’s first goal of the season at Etihad. Weekamp’s goal was scored by Hanlan in the 22nd minute of the match. But it was not long before Manchester City equalized through Kevin de Bruyne.
City were irresistible in the first half and raced into a 4-0 lead after just 25 minutes. Raheem Sterling put them ahead (4), running onto an effort at the far post, before Aguero’s 25-yard stunner (13) into the top corner made it 2-0, moments after he had missed a sitter from close range.
Then, just before the end of the first half, Manchester City took the lead through Mahers and dominated the match with a third goal through Phil Fuden. Then, in the second half, Ferran Torres, Maher and Cole Palmer completed the scoring for Manchester City.
City produced a stunning attacking display to overcome last season’s Bundesliga runners-up and get their Group A campaign off to a winning start.
Grealish, the British record £100m signing from Aston Villa, illuminated Etihad Stadium after cutting inside from the left before curling home to make it 4-2.
In an extraordinary game, Nathan Ake had put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead with a powerful header – the 10th different player to score in a City shirt this season – before a calamitous own goal by Nordi Mukiele doubled the lead.
The France defender got his angles horribly wrong as his attempted header back to his keeper following Kevin de Bruyne’s delivery ended up in the net.
City did not have things all their own way, however, and Mukiele made up for his error by playing a role in Christopher Nkunku’s goal to make it 2-1 before Riyad Mahrez restored the two-goal cushion with a penalty after Lukas Klostermann handled.
Nkunku gave RB Leipzig hope with a header only for Grealish to his score his second for the club with a delightful finish.
Former Paris St-Germain player Nkunku completed his hat-trick, but Joao Cancelo added a stunning fifth and substitute Gabriel Jesus a sixth to set City up nicely for their biggest test in the group away to PSG on 28 September.