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An epic comeback was not enough for Man. City to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Europa League last night, as they were knocked out by Sporting Lisbon on away goals.

Sporting started the game strongly, with a free-kick from Matias Fernandez and a goal from Ricky van Wolfswinkel giving them a 2-0 lead by half time.

Sergio Aguero sparked the City comeback with a 60th minute goal, before Mario Balotelli converted a penalty and Aguero struck again to level the tie at 3-3 on aggregate.

City needed one more goal and in the last minute Joe Hart almost provided it with a powerful header from a corner!


MAN. CITY: Joe Hart 6, Micah Richards 6, Aleksandar Kolarov 5, Stefan Savic 5, Kolo Toure 6, David Pizarro 6, Adam Johnson 5, David Silva 6, Yaya Toure 7, Sergio Aguero 8, Mario Balotelli 6.

SPORTING LISBON: Rui Patricio 7, Daniel Carrico 6, Ânderson Polga 6, Emiliano Insúa 6, Xandão 5, Stijn Schaars 6, Marat Nailevich Izmailov 7, Diego Capel 6, Matías Fernández 7, Bruno Pereirinha 6, Ricky van Wolfswinkel 7.

Man of the Match: Sergio Aguero

MANE! Scored at hat-trick in two minutes and 56 seconds – quickest in Prem history!

JOHN CARVER! His side have registered just one point from their last 10 games and could go down!