By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rolando Bianchi scored on his Manchester City debut as they beat Ogryte 4-1.Rolando Bianchi scored on his Manchester City debut as Sven Goran Eriksson's men beat Ogryte 4-1 in their latest pre-season friendly.
Youngster Shaleum Logan set up the opener on 18 minutes for Bianchi when he burst into the box and crossed for the Italian to bundle the ball home from close-range.
The home side drew level on 37 minutes with Boyd Mwila firing high into the net past Andreas Isaksson.
Ogryte goalkeeper Dick Last produced a superb double save to deny City a second goal just before the break when first of all he kept out Michael Johnson's effort and then got up to block Logan's goalbound rebound.
City restored their lead on 52 minutes when substitute Bernardo Corradi latched onto a rebound after Logan's shot had come back off the post.
The visitors added a third goal just past the hour mark when substitute Darius Vassell crossed for fellow substitute Georgios Samaras to head home from close-range.
City made it 4-1 three minutes later when Samaras teed up Logan to score with a low shot to complete a good night's work for Eriksson's troops.
Sunderland got their pre-season preparations off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at local rivals Darlington,
Goals in each half from Ross Wallace and substitute Anthony Stokes were enough to give Roy Keane's side a comfortable victory.Greg Halford made his debut for Sunderland and there was a welcome return for Graham Kavanagh after a long spell on the sidelines.
Sunderland broke the deadlock after just 12 minutes when Wallace slotted home after some neat approach play from Grant Leadbitter and David Connolly.
Stern John wasted a great chance to score three minutes after the break when he raced clean through only to drive his shot over the top.
Sunderland doubled their lead on 76 minutes when Stokes broke clear of the Darlington defence to slide his shot under goalkeeper David Stockdale.
Birmingham continued their tour of Germany with a 1-0 win over Heidenheim.
Mikael Forssell scored the only goal of the game in the first half to maintain his good pre-season form.
Garry O'Connor and Olivier Kapo both made their debuts in the game for Steve Bruce's men.
Ogryte 1 Man City 4
Darlington 0 Sunderland 2
Heidenheim 0 Birmingham 1
Heerenveen 2 Sheff Wed 2
Alsager 1 Crewe 2
Farsley Celtic 2 Bradford 1
Wealdstone 0 Watford 4
Kettering 0 Northampton 1
King's Lynn 0 Norwich 4
Bray 0 Wolves 4