It may well have seen one of the most bizarre penalty decisions in years, but in all honesty, Raheem Sterling’s toe stubbing fall didn’t really have any impact on the match, as City smashed six goals past the hapless Shakhtar Donetsk to all but seal their place in the next round of the Champions League.
As a result of all this, City retain the tag of favourites to win their first ever Champions League with Betfair, they are currently 7/2 with most of the bookmakers. After City come Barcelona at 5/1, Juventus at 6/1, and Bayern at 10/1.
Like City, Barcelona and Bayern are as good as through, and Juventus are still in the driving seat in Group H, despite their shock 2-1 defeat at home to Manchester United.
Manchester City are flying at the moment, their 6-0 win, seeing them bring up the half a dozen for the second match running, following their 6-1 thrashing of Southampton in the Premier League last weekend. It also seen backers of over 5.5 goals again in the money.
Next for City is the big one, the Manchester Derby. With United having found some form lately, this all of a sudden looks a more tricky fixture for the blue half of Manchester.