Relief for Pep Guardiola after Manchester City overcome fear factor

• Guardiola: ‘After Lyon is was so important we didn’t lose’
• City beat Hoffenheim 2-1 thanks to David Silva’s late winner

Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City played with some fear in the first half against Hoffenheim but said they were more intense after the break, as they forced a late David Silva goal to secure a 2-1 win in their second Champions League Group F match.

City fell behind to a goal from Ishak Belfodil inside 60 seconds at the Rheine-Neckar-Arena and while Sergio Agüero soon equalised they had to wait until the 87th minute for Silva’s finish to claim victory.

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