The other Manchester club was also in action. They faced Porto and the very impressive Hulk, who wasted no opportunity coasting down the left to sizzle in a cross for Silvestre Varela to turn past Joe Hart. City came back in the second half through an own goal by Alvaro Pereira. In the 84th minute, substitute Kun Aguero's goal sealed the win.
This was Mario Balotelli's first match back from suspension. City were further bolstered by Yaya Toure's return from the ACN. Both players were subject to racist chants by the Porto fans. Not really the right tone coming in the wake of the unsavoury Evra - Suarez and Terry - Ferdinand racial abuse cases that has consumed English football.