Ivorian striker Bony on target as Man City finish on top of group with 4-2 win

AP , Tuesday 8 Dec 2015

Wilfried Bony
Manchester City's Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match between Manchester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on December 8, 2015 (Photo: AFP)

Manchester City scored three late goals in a five-minute span to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-2 and finish top of its Champions League group for the first time on Tuesday.

Raheem Sterling netted in the 80th and 81st minutes and Wilfried Bony scored in the 85th to spark City's turnaround after a listless first-half performance at Etihad Stadium, when 'Gladbach recovered from conceding early to David Silva.

To qualify in first place, City also needed Juventus to lose in Sevilla. The Italian champions obliged for City, losing 1-0 in Group D.

On the two previous occasions City reached the knockout stage, it was runner-up in the group and drew Barcelona both times. The English club is likely to get an easier draw in the last 16 this time.

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