Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Lyon shock Manchester City in Champions League cracker

Lyon shock Manchester City in Champions League cracker

Lyon capitalised 10 minutes later - Cornet supplying a cool finish into the bottom-left corner after Fabian Delph missed Fekir's cross.

"We felt under threat every time we lost the ball and sometimes that brings the confidence a little bit lower", said City assistant manager Mikel Arteta, who was in charge on the bench in Guardiola's absence. "We conceded many counter-attacks and at this level you get punished", Arteta said.

"We had a first half to forget, with some mistakes by myself, and in the second half we tried to take over, to recover the result but it was too late".

'And I am really enjoying the moment that I am living at the club and I think we are in a fantastic momentum now, and there is still a lot of room for this club to grow so I am very pleased where I am'.

Aymeric Laporte nearly broke the deadlock for Pep Guardiola's charges in the 17th minute with a header at the back post, but unfortunately his effort came off the crossbar.

Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir gave the Ligue 1 side a two-goal lead at the break and although Bernardo Silva halved the deficit, City could not find an equaliser in the closing stages.

Guardiola has been trying to guard against complacency but Arteta insisted his side were fully aware of how unsafe Lyon were, despite their poor start to the season, which has seen them win two and lose two of their five opening Ligue 1 games.

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Pre-tournament favourites Manchester City suffer a 2-1 defeat at home to Lyon in Wednesday's Group F fixture in the Champions League. "Now you have to go and win away from home".

"We need to be capable of repeating this performance in order to fulfil the objectives we have", said Lyon coach Bruno Genesio.

'You all know something happened but the reality is that I am here and I am very happy'.

And now City has become the first English side to lose four consecutive Champions League matches, following defeats in the round of 16 and quarterfinals last season.

"I think that is a good point because we discussed it at half-time and before the game as well".

"The first half we were not at our best".

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