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Manchester City overturn two-goal deficit to see off Bayern Munich

Bernardo Silva came off the bench in place of Riyad Mahrez to lead City’s comeback in Miami.

Bernardo Silva celebrates with his Manchester City team-mates.
Bernardo Silva celebrates with his Manchester City team-mates.

BERNARDO SILVA NETTED a brace as Manchester City overturned a two-goal deficit to trump Bayern Munich 3-2 for their first win at the International Champions Cup.

City were facing their third consecutive defeat in the United States when quick-fire goals from Meritan Shabani and Arjen Robben put Bayern 2-0 ahead inside 24 minutes on Saturday evening.

However, Silva came off the bench in place of injured team-mate and club-record signing Riyad Mahrez to lead City’s comeback in Miami.

Silva struck on the stroke of half-time following a mazing run on the edge of the penalty area and City youngster Lukas Nmecha equalised in the 51st minute before the Portugal international sealed the win 19 minutes later at Hard Rock Stadium.

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Beaten 2-0 by Juventus on Wednesday, Bundesliga champions Bayern included stars Robben, Franck Ribery, Kingsley Coman and David Alaba in their starting XI.

It was more of the same for City in their third and final ICC fixture with Mahrez and Claudio Bravo in the line-up, though highly rated centre-back Aymeric Laporte made his first appearance of the pre-season.

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