Video - Man City cruise into Champions League last-16

Sterling scored his first Champions League goal in City's win
Sterling scored his first Champions League goal in City's win

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany hailed his side's "fantastic achievement" as they booked their place in the last-16 of the Champions League with a 3-1 away win against Sevilla.

Manuel Pellegrini's men did the damage early as they raced into a 2-0 lead with goals from Raheem Sterling and the outstanding Fernandinho inside 11 minutes at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

Benoit Tremoulinas pulled one back for last year's Europa League winners but Wilfried Bony put City back in control before the break and they eased to a victory that puts them top of Group D.

The draw between Borussia Monchengladbach and Juventus in the group's other fixture meant that City had ensured qualification with two games to spare. After their past struggles in the competition, this was a landmark moment for City under Pellegrini.

The joy was more obvious in the post-match reaction of skipper Kompany as he spoke to BT Sport.

City are now one point ahead of group rivals Juventus, with the clash between the top two in Turin likely to decide who will claim top spot and a seeding in the next round of the competition.