MANCHESTER CITY BEAT COPENHAGEN 3-1 – Phil Foden scores important third to earn two-goal advantage

Phil Foden struck an important injury-time goal to put Manchester City in control of their Champions League last-16 tie with a 3-1 victory over Copenhagen. City extended their unbeaten run in Europe to 21 matches and will return to the Etihad on March 6 for the second leg, in between crucial Premier League fixtures against Manchester United and Liverpool, to continue their title defence.

Kevin De Bruyne struck the opener after just 10 minutes amid a dominant start which should have seen them further ahead before Jack Grealish went off injured and an Ederson mistake allowed Copenhagen’s Magnus Mattsson to equalise.

But Bernardo Silva struck in added time of the first half to restore their lead and after Erling Haaland had hit the crossbar, and been denied by goalkeeper Kamil Grabara, Foden netted in the 92nd minute to move City closer to the quarter-finals.