Manchester City was held to a draw by Celtic on Tuesday night at the Etihad Stadium. The champion’s league encounter was the last group match before the round of 16.
Patrick Roberts scored for Celtic after just four minutes, with Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho scoring four minutes later to level the score line.
The 19-year-old, who was loaned by Manchester City scored against his former club and demonstrated his talent with a brilliant goal.
The goal provided the spark in the match with Manchester City rising to the occasion almost immediately.
Though the result had no effect on the final placing in the group, it was great for the Celtic fans to see their side play so well against their opponents. Manchester City had qualified for the next stage even before the game and Celtic was out of the tournament even before the match, but it was an interesting game to watch.
Roberts revealed the conversation he had with Pep Guardiola after the match.
He said, “Well done, so that’s sweet of him.”
Roberts later expressed delight at his goal, “that was the plan and am happy it went quite well, I enjoy every bit of the game, It is every time you have such opportunity to score in a Champions League match, especially against a top team like Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.”
“My family came out to support me tonight, some came from Liverpool as well, mom and siblings were all in the stands supporting me, my Dad watched from home with my sister, and so it’s good.”
“I like to play football, so it doesn’t matter which team I am playing for, I give my 100% anytime I have the opportunity to be on the field”.
“I love scoring goals as well, so am delighted to be on the score sheet today.”
Celtic manager, Brendan Rogers, believed that they tried their best despite being eliminated from the prestigious competition.
“We were in a very competitive group, and it was not going to be easy to get out of it.”