Edin Dzeko scored a spectacular volley in the ninth minute to ensure a 1-0 Asia Trophy final win against Sunderland in Hong Kong.
The first half was a close contest and Dzeko's goal was out of character with the rest of the forty-five with quality football hindered by the poor pitch conditions.
Dzeko volleyed spectacularly beyond Manonne in the ninth minute after Brown had headed clear Toure's chipped pass.
The Bosnian striker had the chance to make it 2-0 just after the hour mark but his penalty was high and wide to keep the Black Cats in the tie.
Sunderland had chances but could not take them on a day that Paolo Di Canio's side were hampered by the pitch and their ability to open up the City defense.