• Tom Cayless

Ferran Torres scores again – Manchester City International Roundup (08/09/21)

In the final round of September's international break multiple Manchester City stars were back in action for their nations. England, Germany, Ukraine and Spain all had City representatives in their starting sides, here's what happened.

Poland 1 - 1 England


All of City's available English players started the game in Warsaw, as Gareth Southgate fielded his strongest team - Phil Foden missed out due to injury. John Stones seemed to go down injured late in the first half but thankfully carried on to play the rest of the game. England lost their 100% record in qualifying thanks to a last-minute equaliser from Poland. Kyle Walker assisted England's only goal and no England players were substituted.

Photo courtesy of Rafal Rusek/PressFocus/Imago

Kosovo 0 - 2 Spain


Ferran Torres and Aymeric Laporte, who have starred in the previous two World-Cup qualifiers, both started this one. They've now started Spain's last six games. Rodri started on the bench. Luis Enrique made five substitutes during the game, however, Rodri never came on. On a more positive note, Torres and Laporte played the full 90 minutes with Torres scoring and Laporte contributing to the clean-sheet as Spain cruised to the top of the group.


Photo courtesy of Spain

Iceland 0 - 4 Germany


Ilkay Gundogan kept his place in Germany's side, starting alongside former City teammate Leroy Sane. Before being pulled off in the 60th minute, Sane contributed a goal and an assist. Current City player, Gundogan didn't contribute directly to any of the goals but certainly put in a great shift for his country, playing the full 90 minutes.

Czech Republic 1 - 1 Ukraine


Guardiola's first-choice left-back, Oleksandr Zinchenko, started in midfield for Ukraine. Just like England, Ukraine conceded a last-minute equaliser for their game to finish 1-1. Zinchenko avoided substitution, playing the whole game.

Written by @Tom72ii


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