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Result: Samir Nasri strike gives Manchester City the win

Manchester City edge out Melbourne City 1-0 thanks to Samir Nasri's late strike.

Manchester City kicked off their Australian tour with a 1-0 win against Melbourne City this morning.

Samir Nasri's late strike was enough for Manuel Pellegrini's men in a game that offered very few real chances for either side.

Stefan Mauk missed the home side's best chance of the game in the first half when he somehow conspired to scoop the ball over the bar from three yards out after a teasing ball from Robert Koren across the face of the goal.

Yaya Toure spurned a decent opening for City just before the hour mark when he blazed over inside the area, but chances were at a premium for both sides.

Jesus Navas blasted an effort into the side netting when well-placed, and Brandon Barker's clever footwork found Nasri inside the area before he was dispossessed.

However, the France international was more decisive inside the final five minutes when he rifled a volley into the roof of the net to give City the win.

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