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Man City's Ilkay Gundogan: Eye contact key to Sergio Aguero goal

Man City's Ilkay Gundogan: Eye contact key to Sergio Aguero goal
From ESPN - January 7, 2018

Ilkay Gundogan hailed the brilliance of Manchester City teammate Sergio Aguero after the pair combined twice in two minutes during the 4-1 FA Cup win over Burnley.

Both Aguero goals were set up by Gundogan, the first with a quickly taken free kick after 56 minutes and the second from an exquisite back-heel soon after the subsequent restart.

Burnley complained when Aguero's first was allowed to stand, as they were not organised for the set-piece when Gundogan fed his run across the box, but referee Graham Scott saw nothing untoward.

"It was a free kick and the referee did not tell me to wait," Gundogan told the Press Association. "I had some eye contact with Sergio. I know that he likes to use these kind of situations to play quick.

"As soon as we had the contact I was sure he was going to make the run, so I just had to play the pass.

"Fortunately it was allowed and I think it was also correct. We just reacted quicker than our opponents.''

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