Date printed: Wednesday sixth December 2017 10:45
Pep Guardiola used to be happy with how his 3 children carried out in spite of seeing his aspect lose for the primary time this season.
Guardiola’s males had no longer misplaced in any pageant since an extra-time defeat to Arsenal in final season’s FA Cup semi-final.
Handiest Everton and Wolves, who in the end misplaced on consequences, have stopped Town successful within 90 mins this season however Shakhtar surged forward with first-half targets from Bernardo and Ismaily in Ukraine.
Guardiola made seven adjustments to his line-up with one eye firmly on Sunday’s Manchester derby, with England under-17 Global Cup winner Phil Foden passed his first Town get started in an unfamiliar left-sided function.
Sergio Aguero used to be despatched on with simply over 20 mins left and scored from the spot in stoppage time however Shakhtar hung on for victory and qualification for the knockout levels.
Guardiola advised BT Game/ESPN: “Congratulations to Shakhtar. They performed a excellent recreation however we did too.
“We began truly neatly. We fought, I’m so happy for Tosin (Adarabioyo), Brahim (Diaz) and Phil, how excellent they performed within the Champions League in opposition to an actual excellent group like Shakhtar Donetsk.
“We got here right here to win however lets no longer.
“I’m happy with the efficiency.”
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