Premier League: Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling score as Manchester City wrap up Asian tour with win over Yokoham Marinos

Manchester City now head home ahead of next Sunday's Community Shield game against Liverpool, with the new Premier League season starting a week later.

Agence France-Presse July 27, 2019 21:03:27 IST
Premier League: Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling score as Manchester City wrap up Asian tour with win over Yokoham Marinos
  • Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Lukas Nmecha were all on target as Premier League champions Manchester City wrapped up their Asian tour with a 3-1 win over Japan's Yokohama Marinos on Saturday

  • Bernardo Silva fed De Bruyne for the game's opener in front of 65,000 fans at Nissan Stadium, just outside Tokyo, as the Belgian cut inside and unleashed a powerful shot with his left foot

  • Kazaki Nakagawa was denied by City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo before Nmecha, 20, bundled in the visitors' third goal in the final minute after a cross from 18-year-old Adrian Bernabe

Yokohama: Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Lukas Nmecha were all on target as Premier League champions Manchester City wrapped up their Asian tour with a 3-1 win over Japan's Yokohama Marinos on Saturday.

Premier League Kevin de Bruyne Raheem Sterling score as Manchester City wrap up Asian tour with win over Yokoham Marinos

Manchester City players thank their fans after the match. Twitter@ManCity

Bernardo Silva fed De Bruyne for the game's opener in front of 65,000 fans at Nissan Stadium, just outside Tokyo, as the Belgian cut inside and unleashed a powerful shot with his left foot.

Keita Endo scored a surprise equaliser for Yokohama before De Bruyne released the pace of Sterling, who made no mistake as he slotted past the goalkeeper with two defenders in pursuit.

The fast-paced first half gave way to a slower second period, with a few missed chances for both sides including an attempt by Sterling in the 58th minute that was ruled out for offside.

Kazaki Nakagawa was denied by City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo before Nmecha, 20, bundled in the visitors' third goal in the final minute after a cross from 18-year-old Adrian Bernabe.

The victory ended a sometimes difficult Asian tour for Pep Guardiola's City, who kicked it off by arriving two days in China and faced criticism in Chinese state media for their treatment of fans.

The Sky Blues now head home ahead of next Sunday's Community Shield game against Liverpool, with the new Premier League season starting a week later.

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