Friday, September 29, 2023

Man City win Super Cup on penalties as saviour Cole Palmer equals 20-year record

Manchester City secured their first trophy of the season with a penalty shootout win over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup final.

The clash, which ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, was decided by shootout despite a dominant performance from Pep Guardiola’s side who boasted 74 per cent possession and 23 shots on goal during the 90 minutes.

GettyPalmer was the star of the show for Man City as Pep Guardiola’s side came out victorious against Greece[/caption]

Sevilla got off to a perfect start after Yousseff En-Nesyri’s first half goal

But City won 5-4 on penaltiestnt sports

It was Sevilla who took the lead after 25 minutes when Youssef En-Zesyri headed home after some fine work from Aston Villa target Marcos Acuna down the left.

City dominated the clash, holding onto the ball and creating heaps of chances as they looked to find a way back into the game.

They managed to do just that when Rodri clipped a ball into the box from the corner of the penalty area and found Palmer who headed home from close range.

Palmer was clearly enjoying himself as he strutted his stuff down the right flank and made a strong case for why he could be the long-term replacement for Riyad Mahrez following his move to Saudi Arabian side Al Ahli.

The England under-21 star became the first player since Michael Owen in 2001 to score in both the Community Shield and the UEFA Super Cup, giving him the perfect start to a big season in his career.

Despite having numerous chances himself, the 21-year-old couldn’t stop the tie going to penalties, with Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, Mateo Kovacic, Jack Grealish and Kyle Walker scoring Man City’s five penalties, with Nemanja Gudelj missing Sevilla’s decisive fifth spot kick.

As a result, Man City have won their first silverware of the season after losing the Community Shield to Arsenal on penalties at Wembley Stadium earlier this month.

Yet another honour to add to the collection for CityGetty

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