Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk, Champions League

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk, Champions League

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk, Champions League

First the 26-year-old skilfully controlled and converted Pedro's cross in the 32nd minute, then - after Andros Townsend equalised - the often maligned Morata lashed home from a tight angle in the 65th minute for his fourth goal in four league matches.

He said: "It is finished, the period where a striker says, "OK, the ball is going to come, I am going to score and then take a coffee when the opponent has the ball".

Jesus' victor at Southampton in the final minute of last season ensured City finished with 100 points - the 21-year-old's campaign yielding 13 goals from 29 league appearances.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has warned fans not to underestimate Southampton.

Goals by Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Leroy Sane helped City gain maximum points to stay on top of the championship standings.

It was the Argentine's 150th league goal for City, a landmark that moved him level with Michael Owen in eighth place on the Premier League's all-time goalscoring list.

Alvaro Morata scored twice as unbeaten Chelsea climbed to second with a 3-1 victory against Crystal Palace.

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It took a further six minutes for City to double the lead, Bernardo Silva setting free Sterling on the right and the England forward selflessly squaring for Aguero to hammer in from close range.

Sterling added his second of the game midway through the second half before Sane completed the rout in stoppage time. We were creating a lot of chances but when Southampton won a lot of second balls.

"It was always like this, I don't want to be arrogant, but with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, we were always the team with less [goals] conceded", he said.

Jesus ruthlessly dispatched the penalty but will perhaps blame his failure to convert a glorious one-on-one opportunity soon after on a sudden pang of sympathy for the visitors.

"We were a little bit in trouble, so we needed some quality and personality", Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said of his decision to bring on Hazard as a substitute. He was able to immediately change the match.

"In football the hardest thing is to score goals and we have done that". In the defensive phase we need to improve.

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