Three things we learnt from Manchester City's thrilling draw at Celtic
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City missed the opportunity to break a record for the best ever start to a season following on from their ten previous victories under the Spaniard as they dropped points for the first time up against Brendan Rodgers’ Chelsea, with the Citizens having to come from behind on three occasions to draw.
Moussa Dembele’s lucky deflection opened the scoring after just three minutes to striker fear into the hearts of Manchester City fans watching on in a superb atmosphere at Celtic Park as luck deserted them early on.
Fernandinho went on to equalise just eight minutes later with a quality finish past Craig Gordon after some sloppy defending, but Raheem Sterling was to again suffer from some bad luck as he deflected Kieran Tierney’s strike past a stranded Claudio Bravo.
The England international reacted in the perfect way, as he again drew the scores back level after eight more minutes as he jinked his way in and out of the Celtic defence before curling past Gordon, who once again stood no chance.
Immediately after the break, Dembele scored his second of the game with a spectacular overhead kick into the bottom corner after he was afforded far too much time and space by the City defensive pairing of John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.
Nolito then drew the scores back level once again with 35 minutes to play but it was not enough as the Hoops held firm to earn a valuable point in what could prove a costly draw for City in a group including a strong Borussia Monchengladbach side and giants Barcelona.
Read on over the next few pages to see what we learnt from the game…