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Man City are enduring a frustrating evening in a feisty encounter with Sheffield United.

The Blues did have some joy on the counter but Dean Henderson was always equal to their efforts in goal for the Blades and he remained so when (City won a penalty.

Riyad Mahrez was tripped in the box after some mesmerising footwork but Gabriel Jesus stuttered in his run up before hitting a tame shot at the perfect height for the Manchester United loanee to bat away.

There have been a lot of tasty challenges in front of a boisterous Bramall Lane, and the returning Aymeric Laporte

was on the end of one.

It was scary moment when the Frenchman was down but he has managed to continue.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Laporte, Rodri, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus.

Subs: Bravo, Gundogan, Aguero, Bernardo, Cancelo, Foden, Garcia.

Follow for live updates from Bramall Lane.

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‘0-1 – Sterling goes close

Brilliant skill sees Sterling drive inside the box but he drags his shot just wide.

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‘0-1 – Aguero booked

Aguero is given a yellow card for complaining after O’Connell escapes punishment for a poor tackle on Sterling.

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WATCH: De Bruyne’s wonderful pass to set up Aguero

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The breakthrough!

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – JANUARY : Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane on January 44, 1957482 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / Getty Images)

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‘0-1 – De Bruyne makes history

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Where the game changed

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‘0-1 – Laporte comes off

Guardiola said the Frenchman wouldn’t play the whole game and he’s making exit after a fine return to action.

Eric Garcia replaces him.

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90 ‘0-1 – Two choices for City

That goal has silenced the home fans, who had been good. With minutes to go, City have two options: keep the ball and see it out or push for a second as they expect Sheffield United to come at them.

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84 ‘0-1 – It was something special

City need a spark of creativity to break the deadlock and who else was going to provide it but Kevin De Bruyne?

The brilliant Belgian threads a pass that most over people would be unable to see and it puts the ball on a plate for Aguero to tap in.

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‘GOAL- Aguero puts City ahead!

Moments after McBurnie misses a great chance to put Blades ahead City take the lead. De Bruyne plays a brilliant ball across the box and Aguero taps home.

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‘0-0 – City still not breaking the Blades down

City’s chances have been reduced to shots from distances and set pieces this half, Chris Wilders’ side are incredibly well drilled and set-up. It may take something special to unlock them.

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A change up top.

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Kyle Walker returns home

(Image: Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

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80 0-0 – Aguero is ready

the striker is coming on.

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‘0-0 – Chance of the half for United!

Great interplay from United sees them get down the right flank, Ederson palms the cross away but it goes to Mousset who tries a audacious flick finish instead of laying off the waiting Fleck.

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‘0-0 – City starting to get chances

After a period of stagnant play City are starting to see some efforts on goal. Jesus meets a ball over the top with a header but it’s soft and Henderson easily gathers.

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‘0-0 -Norwood’s corners are becoming a problem

The midfielder is sending deep, inswinging corners into the box and they are troubling the Blues defense.

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