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Man City edge out Sevilla to win UEFA Super Cup

MANCHESTER City have won the UEFA Super Cup for the first time by defeating Sevilla 5-4 on penalties tonight in Greece.

Full-time ended 1-1 and the match between the UEFA Champions League winners and UEFA Europa League holders went straight to a penalty shootout without extra-time.

City had to come from behind after Youssef En-Nesyri gave Sevilla the lead, with youngster Cole Palmer netting the equaliser.

Morocco striker En-Nesyri headed Sevilla ahead in the 25th minute and the Spanish team comfortably held City off for the rest of the first half.

Sevilla had little of the ball but kept creating the better chances until City struck three minutes after the hour mark via a Palmer header from close range.

The Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League winners dominated from that point on but were unable to prevent the match from going to penalties.

City were up first and scored all their five spot kicks through Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, Mateo Kovacic, Jack Grealish and Kyle Walker, while Nemanja Gudelj struck the upright with Sevilla’s fifth effort to hand the trophy to the English side at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece.

With the victory, Manchester City became the sixth different English team to win the European Super Cup, a record for one country.

Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Nottingham Forest have all lifted the trophy before.

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