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Result: Manchester City, Roma play out draw

Manchester City and Roma play out a 1-1 draw in their Champions League Group E clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City remain winless in this season's Champions League competition after Roma held them to a 1-1 draw in tonight's Group E clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates scoring the opening goal from a penalty kick during the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Roma on September 30, 2014© Getty Images

The home side broke the deadlock within the first four minutes, as Maicon pulled Sergio Aguero to the ground in the area to gift Manuel Pellegrini's outfit an early penalty.

The Argentine striker, opting to take the spot kick which he himself had earned, slotted the ball hard and high past Lukasz Skorupski to put the Citizens into the lead.

However, Rudi Garcia's side were able to pull a goal back midway through the first half, courtesy of the Giallorossi's talismanic midfielder Francesco Totti.

The Roma legend, who celebrated his 38th birthday on Sunday, was able to break through the City defence after latching on to Radja Nainggolan's through-ball, before chipping a classy effort into the far corner over and past Joe Hart.

Roma's Italian forward Francesco Totti (L) scores the equalising goal past Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart (C) during the Champions League Group E football match on September 30, 2014© Getty Images

Both sides came flying out of the starting blocks in the second half, as James Milner fired a dangerous drive into the box while at the other end, Totti blasted a rising 30-yarder which whizzed past the City post.

Roma then mounted on a dominant spell, seeing numerous efforts by Totti, Miralem Pjanic and Gervinho all come close, but Hart was impervious in between the sticks, helping his side remain level.

It was then City's turn to threaten in the latter stages of the game, as Gael Clichy's teasing ball came close to finding Aguero in the middle, before David Silva blasted an effort wide.

Despite both sides probing forward, no more goals were to come, and the game duly finished as a draw, with both teams sharing the points.

The result means that Man City are now third in Group E.

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Roma's Italian forward Francesco Totti (L) scores the equalising goal past Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart (C) during the Champions League Group E football match on September 30, 2014
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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