Man City 3-2 FC Twente – UEFA Cup – Highlights
A stunning Robinho strike helped Manchester City see off a spirited FC Twente side in Group A of the Uefa Cup.
Shaun-Wright Phillips put City ahead with a low shot but hesitant home defending allowed Eljero Elia to level.
City struggled until Robinho fired into the top corner after the break and Benjani’s deflected shot made it 3-1.
But Rob Wielaert’s header pulled a goal back for Twente and, after Robinho hit the post twice for City, a late miss by Stein Huysegems cost Twente a point.
It was an entertaining and completely open game which summed up City’s inconsistency under manager Mark Hughes this season.
The occasional brilliance of City’s attacking play was matched by the sloppiness of their lackadaisical defence.
Credit must also go to Twente’s former England boss Steve McClaren, whose side grew in confidence after a terrible start that saw them fall behind after only two minutes.