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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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