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WATCH: Manchester City escape with victory thanks to Sunderland own goal


Manchester City v Sunderland - Premier League Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Manchester City could have had a much easier game against Sunderland, but after a Jermain Defoe goal, the Citizens needed a late goal to escape with a victory. And it happened, in a weird way:

(via Reddit Soccer)

It was the head of poor Paddy McNair, Sunderland's newest signing from Manchester United, that scored an own goal to give City the lead and the victory. Guardiola's team had a tough time in the final minutes, but the dominant performance for most of the match deserved a victory. It needed an own goal, but a goal is a goal.

Thanks, McNair!