WATCH: All Five Goals As City Destroy Steaua Bucharest in Champions League Play-Off

A hugely impressive performance...


A superb result and performance that will leave Steaua Bucharest wondering if they really have to show up for next week's return leg. 

Here's the story of how Manchester City annihilated their Romanian opponents and virtually guaranteed a spot in the Champions League group stage:

Some early nerves for City as they felt their way into the game:

An opportunity to take the lead from the penalty spot was spurned by Sergio Aguero:

But David Silva spared his blushes minutes later after great work from Raheem Sterling:

Before Aguero was given a chance to make amends with a second penalty:

But amazingly, he missed AGAIN: 

And the Romanian side threatened to add to City's woes:

Then Aguero FINALLY got his name on the scoresheet: 

New signing Nolito scored his first City goal to make it 3-0: 

But it was another player who seemed to be getting all of the plaudits:

Onlooking rivals will have been sweating as City were now dominating the match: 

The pièce de résistance arrived in the 78th minute in the form of a ridiculously well-worked team goal:

Finally, Aguero completed the eighth hat-trick of his City career to make it 5-0 in the 89th minute:

Pep couldn't have asked for a better result and performance in his second competitive game in charge. Who better to sum things up then one of City's most famous supporters? 

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James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.