Manchester City, Tottenham off to a positive start in the champions league

Harry Kane

Manchester City and Tottenham kicked off their champions league campaign with wins against their opponents. Manchester City opened the scoring after two minutes when John Stones’ header trickled over the line.

John Stones registered City’s fastest ever goal in the competition with his header. Sergio Aguero doubled the lead after 10 minutes, latching on to Kyle Walker’s cross and volleying into the roof of the net to claim his 23rd goal in 41 Champions League games for the club.

Gabriel Jesus netted on his Champions League debut as City went 3-0 up after 25 minutes, the Brazilian calmly slotting into an empty net after Benjamin Mendy’s shot had been palmed out by Brad Jones.

The scoreline ended 3 – 0 in favour of Manchester City

John Stones received the Man of the match award.

Kane’s instinct in front of goal was the difference as Spurs were largely forced on the back foot by an impressive German side who dominated territory and possession. His first goal a rising angled finish following a determined run down the left – capped a frantic opening 15 minutes in which Son Heung-min’s opener from an angle was cancelled out by a superb curling finish from Dortmund’s Andriy Yarmolenko.

The England forward’s second was a low finish inside the far post on the hour mark to give his side the edge they needed as they overcame the threat of their dangerous and relentless opponent.

However, the home side ended the game with 10 men as defender Jan Vertonghen was shown a second yellow card for catching Dortmund substitute Mario Gotze with a swinging arm.

The scoreline ended 3 – 1

Man of the match – Harry Kane

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