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Man City win UEFA Super Cup on penalties

16 Aug 2023

Kyle Walker scores decisive goal in 5-4 shootout victory after 1-1 draw with Sevilla in Athens

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Manchester City have won the UEFA Super Cup for the first time, triumphing 5-4 on penalties against Sevilla after a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens, Greece.

Sevilla, playing in their seventh final, took the lead on 25 minutes when Youssef En-Nesyri rose above the Man City defence to head in.

But City pulled level just after the hour-mark when 21-year-old Cole Palmer, who scored against Arsenal in the FA Community Shield, guided his header back across the goal from an excellent Rodri cross.

Palmer is only the second player to score in both the Community Shield and Super Cup in the same year, after Michael Owen in 2001.

With the scores still level after 90 minutes, the match went to penalties and both sides successfully converted their first four spot-kicks.

After captain Kyle Walker netted his effort, Nemanja Gudelj smashed his penalty against the crossbar to hand City the win.

'Fantastic feeling'

"If anyone has played with me, they know I don't like taking penalties," Walker told the club's official website. "I don’t like letting people down if I miss.  The gaffer put me as No 5, I had to, as captain and for leadership. Thankfully it went in and it was the winning one.

"To come here with this cup which we worked so hard for and win, to put it in the trophy cabinet for Manchester City, it’s a fantastic feeling."

Man City are the third Premier League club to lift the trophy, after Chelsea and Liverpool.

PL clubs' results in UEFA Super Cup
Year Club Comp. won* Opp. Result
1994 Arsenal UCWC AC Milan Lost 2-0
1998 Chelsea UCWC Real Madrid Won 1-0
1999 Man Utd UCL Lazio Lost 1-0
2001 Liverpool UEL Bayern Munich Won 3-2
2005 Liverpool UCL CSKA Moscow Won 3-1
2008 Man Utd UCL Zenit St Peterburg Lost 2-1
2012 Chelsea UCL Atletico Madrid Lost 4-1
2013 Chelsea UEL Bayern Munich 2-2 (lost on pens)
2017 Man Utd UEL Real Madrid Lost 2-1
2019 Liverpool
v Chelsea
UCL, UEL - 2-2 (Liverpool won on pens)
2021 Chelsea UCL Villarreal 1-1 (won on pens)
2023 Man City UCL Sevilla 1-1 (won on pens)

*UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UCL: UEFA Champions League, UEL: UEFA Europa League

Man City can now turn their attentions back to the Premier League, when they face Newcastle United on Saturday.

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