Kyle Walker ended up in goal after 10-man Manchester City hung on for a memorable draw after they should have beaten Atalanta comfortably in Italy.
Manchester City’s class eventually told as they hit three second-half goals to see off spirited Aston Villa.
Second half goals by Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, and Ilkay Gundogan saw Manchester City beat Aston Villa to go back to second in the Premier League, just three points behind Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola saluted Raheem Sterling whose 11-minute hat-trick illuminated Manchester City’s comprehensive Champions League victory against top Italian team Atlanta.
Raheem Sterling scored an 11 minute hat trick to kill off Atalanta in an entertaining 5-1 Champions League win for Manchester City at the Etihad.