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27 Jul 2019, 18:06 IST
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Manchester Metropolis winger Raheem Sterling

Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling scored as Manchester Metropolis beat Yokohama F. Marinos 3-1 of their last pre-season pleasant.

Pep Guardiola named what seemed near his strongest XI in China on Saturday, though Ederson, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero remained absent following worldwide obligation on the Copa America.

Sterling restored Metropolis’s lead after Keita Endo cancelled out De Bruyne’s opener, with Lukas Nmecha including a late third for the out-of-sorts Premier League champions.

Guardiola’s males are subsequent in motion towards Champions League winners Liverpool within the Group Protect at Wembley subsequent weekend.

Metropolis discovered an early groove and Bernardo Silva arrange De Bruyne to chop inside and fireplace house the opener within the 18th minute.

However Ange Postecoglou’s facet rapidly hit again, with Claudio Bravo solely capable of parry Marcos Junior’s effort to Endo for a easy tap-in.

Metropolis have been displaying some sloppiness in possession however retook the lead when De Bruyne threaded a go by way of for Sterling to strike.

Sterling thought he had prolonged Metropolis’s lead early within the second half, accumulating Kyle Walker’s go to smash a high-quality end into the top-right nook, however the offside flag denied him.

Yokohama may have snatched an unlikely draw just for Teruhito Nakagawa to drag a shot broad from a presentable place.

Makito Ito then wasted a fair higher opening to equalise after the ball broke to him within the field, the substitute’s mishit strike saved by Bravo.

And Metropolis added a 3rd purpose in damage time when Adrian Bernabe’s low right-wing cross was bundled house on the again submit by fellow teen Nmecha.

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