Evening all and welcome to Manchester City v Club Brugge!
Champions League / Group Stage
Etihad Stadium / 03.11.2021
Thanks for your company - ta-ra.
Brugge fought hard in the first half but City were just too good for them, and need one more point to progress.
Full-time: Manchester City 4-1 Club Brugge
GOAL! Manchester City 4-1 Club Brugge (Jesus) He gets there in the end. Palmer runs into space at inside right and finds Cancelo, who drives across the face of the box to find Jesus, who opens his body and passes into the corner; Mignolet gets a hand to it, but can't keep it out.
There'll be two added minutes.
A searching cross from the left picks out Vanaken, but both Zinchenko and Stones slide in the way of his low shot - showing the pride and desire that champions have and others don't.
Brugge send Sowah on for De Ketelaere - of whom I'm keen to see more.
Dear oh dear. De Bruyne threads a short pass in behind, Hendry slips, and Jesus is in! He's got so much time, but finishes with a lack of conviction, slipping a nondescript shot that's too close to Mignolet, who extends a foot to block.
Yeah, Palmer can play. Fed by Zinchenko, he showls lovely feet to control and set himself, shooting low and hard to force a decent save out of Mignolet.
Palmer skates around Maehle and the outside of the Brugge defence, but can't quite pick out a man with his low square-ball.
In the stands, they're thinking about the weekend now, singing songs about United. It's ridiculous to play a game of that magnitude on a Saturday dinnertime, but it should be an interesting one: if United defend as they did against Liverpool., they might take one of the great hidings, but if they play as they can, they've got a good chance of winning.
City send on Zinchenko for Walker and Palmer for Foden. The latter has a lot of talent, so it'll be interesting to see how he goes here.
Brugge send on Van der Brempt for Mata, the 16-year-old Mbamba for Lang, and Dost for Rits.
City send on De Bruyne for Bernado, who's been the best player on the pitch.
Brugge has put everything into this, but they're now staring down the barrel of another tumping.
GOAL! Manchester City 3-1 Club Brugge (Sterling) And there it is. As with the second goal, City collected a cross that overran and constructed another attack, the telling pass played by Foden to put Gundogan away down the left of the box. A look, a sqaure ball, and a tap in for Sterling, and this is over.
Sterling finds the excellent Bernardo, who wriggles along the by-line and drills a low cross that Jesus can't quite get on the end of.
As Brugge continue to flag, you'd expect City to score again, but as long as it's 2-1 the visitors have a chance.