Feyenoord 0-4 Man City: Stones bags brace as City cruise

Manchester City ensured Feyenoord’s long-awaited Champions League return swiftly turned sour with a dominant 4-0 Group F win at De Kuip.

The Dutch champions ended a 15-year absence from the group stages of Europe’s premier competition but they were behind after 95 seconds when John Stones capitalised on poor set-piece defending.

England centre-back Stones helped himself to an unlikely brace after half-time, by which time goals from the more familiar sources of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus had ended the game as a contest before the half hour.

Ederson lined up in goal for City, sporting protective headwear following his painful clash with Sadio Mane in the 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool four days ago.

The Brazilian’s match fitness was barely put to the test, with Feyenoord entirely overmatched against opponents brimming with confidence following their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

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