Man City fightback from two goals down to beat Bayern Munich in International Champions Cup

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Midfielder Bernardo Silva netted a brace.

Manchester City secured a 3-2 win after fighting back from two goals down against Bayern Munich in the last game of their International Champions Cup campaign.

Having already faced two defeats in their first games against Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, City dominated the opening moments but failed to capitalise on their chances as the German champions’ Meritan Shabani opened the scoring after 12 minutes.

Ten minutes later and Arjen Robben doubled Bayern’s lead after converting Franck Ribery’s pass, and things looked to be getting worse for the Premier League champions when new signing Riyad Mahrez was taken off injured in the first half.

His replacement Bernardo Silva narrowed the deficit just before the break, however, and 19-year-old Lukas Nmecha got City back into the game, equalising five minutes into the second half.

City continued to apply the pressure in the second half and Pep Guardiola’s decision to name six teenagers for the Miami squad paid off as 17-year-old substitute Adrian Bernabe played a part in Silva’s 70th-minute winner.

MIAMI, FL - JULY 28: Bernardo Silva #20 celebrates after scoring a goal against Bayern Munich in the first half of the International Champions Cup at Hard Rock Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

City have now finished their International Champions Cup campaign.

Speaking after the match, Guardiola said he did not know about the condition of Mahrez, who completed a five-year, £60million deal from Leicester City earlier this month.

But the Spaniard spoke highly of his young squad’s performance against his former club.

“We analysed our mistakes from the previous games and we played a lot better today. We started really well and had a lot of chances. We kept going and I am satisfied,” he told the club’s official website.

“We came here with a lot of young players and new players. So for them, it will be good for the future. It helps them to understand the game. I like to see my players fight for our teammates and play like a humble team.

“You cannot imagine how much I have enjoyed these two weeks with these guys. The young guys have desire. They open their eyes and listen because they have their whole career ahead of them. I want to say thank you to them.”

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Petr Cech is aiming to stay at Arsenal.

Petr Cech has rubbished rumours of a move away from Arsenal, with the goalkeeper saying he wants to stay at the club and fight for his place.

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery recruited Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen earlier this summer, increasing the competition to be Emery’s first choice between the goalposts.

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Alex Iwobi is set to sign a new deal at Arsenal.

Unai Emery expects Alex Iwobi to sign a new deal at Arsenal, saying the two sides are close to agreeing a new contract.

Iwobi’s current deal has two years left, but the new Arsenal manager is keen to tie the Nigerian winger down to a long-term commitment.

The 22-year-old has struggled to hold down a starting place at Arsenal with several big-name players ahead of him in the pecking order, but Emery is ready to give the youngster championship.

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