Group F: City runs riot in Rotterdam, Napoli loses at Shakhtar

John Stones headed a goal in each half as Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus also got in on the act of a Manchester City won 4-0 at Feyenoord.

Manchester City defender John Stones in action.   -  Getty Images

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 champion ended a 15-year absence from the group stages of Europe's premier competition but it was 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.

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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 pre-match flare smoke had barely cleared by the time Stones rose to meet David Silva's delivery from a short corner and his header squirmed through Tonny Vilhena's limp defensive efforts on line.

Feyenoord centre-back Eric Botteghin turned in far better work in his own goalmouth when he nodded Jesus's dipping header to safety, but City had a two-goal cushion in the 10th minute.

Aguero was involved at the start of a slick move that included David Silva and Bernardo Silva, who released Kyle Walker down the right and the Argentina striker was on hand to flash a finish across Brad Jones.

Feyenoord goalkeeper Jones then thwarted Aguero at his near post before Michiel Kramer fired into the side-netting on a rare attack from the hosts.

City made it 3-0 in the 25th minute when Jones parried Benjamin Mendy's drive from a half-cleared corner. Stones was granted a generous amount of room six yards from goal to power in his second from De Bruyne's 63rd-minute corner.

Shakhtar 2-1 Napoli

Taison and Facundo Ferreyra were on target as Shakhtar Donetsk beat Napoli 2-1 at Metalist Stadium to start its Champions League group stage campaign in style.

Napoli has been tipped by some as a dark horse in this season's competition, but was punished by the ruthless host in the sides' first competitive meeting on Wednesday.

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Shakhtar was the deserving winner and its energy and the quality of Taison shone in an entertaining first half, with the Brazil international firing the opener at the end of a fine team move.

And the second then arrived shortly before the hour mark as Ferreyra benefited from Pepe Reina's generous goalkeeping.

Napoli - which had started with star man Dries Mertens on the bench - hit back through an Arkadiusz Milik penalty, but a leveller evaded Maurizio Sarri's men and they already look to be in trouble after one group game.

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