Manchester City eased to a 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night and fans were delighted with the performance of one of their stars on social media.
Pep Guardiola’s side edged closer to a place in the next round of the Champions League as they dominated proceedings against the Ukrainian outfit at the Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens found themselves in front when David Silva opened the scoring inside the first quarter-of-an-hour before they were somewhat fortunate to be awarded a penalty.
The referee pointed to the spot when Raheem Sterling appeared to kick the turf and fall over without any contact from the defender.
Gabriel Jesus took full advantage of the mistake and converted from the spot to send the Premier League side into half-time with a comfortable lead.
City continued their dominance in the second half when Sterling got himself on the scoresheet before the Brazilian striker converted his second penalty of the game.
Riyad Mahrez made it five before Jesus completed his hat-trick just before the final whistle to complete the rout.
Fans were understandably delighted to have overcome a potentially tough test with relative ease and edge themselves closer to the next round.
The performance of Mahrez appeared to have stuck out for many of the supporters on social media, with plenty claiming the winger ‘stole the show’.
The Algeria international, who arrived from Leicester City in a fee thought to be around £60million, has started to prove he was a good purchase and were excited to see him start becoming the player that left the Foxes in the summer.
Here are some of their reactions:
Mahrez was motm for me but very happy to see Jesus get a hat trick 👏
— Livingthedream (@Lemtini) November 7, 2018
6 in the city again… Mahrez outstanding, Jesus outstanding, Allez allez allez
Nous sommes les champions, nous sommes les champions!
— h. grimes (@es_grimes) November 7, 2018
Mahrez=incredible. Sterling=top class. Jesus=back on track. Midfield=dominant. Backline=outstanding AGAIN. Ederson=bored as usual #sharkteam
— Zach Olmsted (@zach_olmsted) November 7, 2018
Mahrez outstanding again. Settled in. Winning the ball time again. Works hard.
— Blue Tone – MCFC (@MCFCTone) November 7, 2018
Take away points from the game? Great team morale heading into derby. Jesus shows he has point to prove for striker role. Sterling lively as always, and Mahrez shows signs again of finally settling in. Bring on the derby! #CTID #MCFC #cityvfcsd
— Tom Vidler (@TomVidler) November 7, 2018
Great show tonight but shakhtar and the ref were terrible. Mahrez was sublime and Bernardo just runs forever.
— James (@baldmagician21) November 7, 2018
Masterclass Mahrez 🤙🏽
— ZO🕊 (@ZakCityzens) November 7, 2018
Mahrez looking well settled now. Raheem amazing again. Gabby hat trick. The 2 Silva’s as good as ever. Decent night for City.
— Cornish Blue (@1cornishblue) November 7, 2018
Awesome again. The quality and intensity of our play is just relentless. Sterling, Mahrez, Bernardo, David Silva all superb tonight. Scored twelve in the last two games and we've coasted for much of that.
— View From A Blue (@viewfromablue) November 7, 2018
— Lou (@Llandegren) November 7, 2018