City win in Germany

City win in Germany

Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure were both on target as Manchester City beat Wolfsburg 2-0 in their friendly encounter at the Volkswagen Arena.

City took the opportunity to give a number of their star names a run out in Germany and Carlos Tevez was the first to try his luck after just five minutes but it took until the 39th minute for Aguero to break the deadlock, bursting clear to poke the ball past Diego Benaglio.

Toure nearly made it two before the half-time whistle but some stout defending from the home side kept the score to just 1-0.

Wolfsburg tried to apply a little pressure after the break but City were soon back on the offensive, with Toure neatly dispatching his shot on goal to make it 2-0 after 54 minutes

Joe Hart did not see too much action in the goal, with Marcel Schafer’s shot at 64 minutes forcing him into making one of his few real saves during the 90 minutes.

Edin Dzeko got 15 minutes of action towards the end while Aguero took a kick on the ankle 11 minutes from time, immediately being replaced by Roque Santa Cruz as Roberto Mancini took no chances with the Argentinian striker.

More in this Section

Behind-closed-doors games cleared for TV after UEFA lifts Saturday 3pm blackoutBehind-closed-doors games cleared for TV after UEFA lifts Saturday 3pm blackout

The Ryan game: “Proud” Trent pays for poor finishing in FIFA 20 defeatThe Ryan game: “Proud” Trent pays for poor finishing in FIFA 20 defeat

Club player of the year McGrath adjusting to life on lockdownClub player of the year McGrath adjusting to life on lockdown

Sport's frontline workers: ‘We’re in a privileged position to help in a global pandemic’Sport's frontline workers: ‘We’re in a privileged position to help in a global pandemic’


Lifestyle

Sorting out Posh Cork for ages!Ask Audrey: 'I'll end up looking like a woman from Kanturk'

Cork architect Loïc Dehaye tells Eve Kelliher how he created his dream home from a blank canvas.'It was like this house was waiting for us': Cork architect talks creating his dream home

Keeping to a routine can be difficult for people in quarantine.Life on the inside: 10 ways to start your day right in lockdown

Who needs a gym when you can look in your kitchen cupboards for equipment instead?Don’t have weights for working out? These household objects will do the trick

More From The Irish Examiner