Manchester City stars pose for pictures with fans at they arrive back from Ukraine after conquering Shakhtar Donetsk
- Manchester City stars posed for pictures with fans after arriving back in England
- City beat Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday evening
- Pep Guardiola’s men will now turn attentions to Monday’s game with Tottenham
Manchester City players were swamped by fans as they touched back down in England after conquering Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.
Several fans waited outside the terminal and jumped at the chance to meet some of their heroes after the City squad landed on Wednesday afternoon.
One fan had his City shirt and pen at the ready as Sergio Aguero walked outside the airport while Riyad Mahrez was seen posing for a photo with a fan.
Three Manchester City fans ask Sergio Aguero for an autograph as he leaves the airport
Riyad Mahrez poses with a fan while David Silva is seen smiling after landing back in England
Kevin De Bruyne looks on as he arrives back with team-mates after sterling display in Ukraine
After signing autographs and posing for the pictures, the City players quickly left the airport and are expected to have the rest of the day off after their win in Ukraine.
Goals from David Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Bernardo Silva ensured a victory in vintage City fashion which was enough for them to climb above Lyon into top spot of Group F with six points from three games.
City boss Pep Guardiola rates Shakhtar, who ended their long unbeaten run in Ukraine last December, highly and was delighted by his side’s display.
Bernardo Silva (L) poses for a picture with a fan as boss Pep Guardiola (R) does the same
Leroy Sane (left) and Gabriel Jesus (right) leave the airport after arriving back in Manchester
‘Our first half was incredible – the best first half we’ve played over the last three seasons,’ Guardiola said. ‘We were under pressure after Lyon. We can control our destiny now.
‘We created a lot and missed a lot of clear, clear chances. You have to be more clinical. You don’t get this many at the top level. Today is a time to be so happy that we played with that personality. It’s an incredible, amazing result.’
City will also be boosted by Kevin De Bruyne, who played 10 minutes more in this game than he has all season so far and put in a sterling performance.
Silva scored the opener against Shakhtar Donetsk as City went on to win 3-0 on Tuesday
City defender Aymeric Laporte doubled their lead with a header from close range
Bernardo Silva added gloss to the scoreline by adding a third just after coming off the bench
But Guardiola was effusive in his praise of Silva, who scored the opening goal with a well taken volley, after the match.
He added: ‘David was the best player on the pitch. His levels are incredible. He does absolutely everything perfectly.’
City will enjoy this victory but have to turn their attentions back to the Premier League soon with a tough clash against Tottenham on Monday.