September 2018
City 1 Lyon 2
September 19th 2018 att.47,111
Champions League
It was a disastrous first half with City being outplayed by a Lyon side that came for a win and not to park a bus. We conceded possession on too many occasions and there was little for the City fans to cheer about. There was a lack of atmosphere from the poor crowd and City failed to start the game with any intensity. I can only remember one decent City move in that first 45 minutes and perhaps we underestimated the Lyon team. We had no stars today and things only brightened in the second half when Sane came on and helped Benardo to his goal. Get better soon Kevin - we need you!
City made several changes from the Fulham game. Aguero and Sane were on the bench
The visitors only brought about 500 fans with them
There were lots of gaps in the crowd at the start
Arteta was in charge today with Pep being suspended
The secret sniper was early in action this evening
Aouar shoots wide
Lopes and Denayer manage to block a City cross
Oh my God -the secret sniper strikes again
An effort by Sterling goes just wide
Odoi breaks past Delph but the final effort is collected by Edison
Lyon clear a City corner
A shot by Fernandinho goes wide
A header at a corner by Laporte hits the post but the ball is cleared
A Cheikh header goes wide
A Sterling shot is saved
On 26 minutes a mistake by Delph lets in Cornet who scores following a cross by Fekir
City are one down and the Lyon fans are enjoying themselves
A header by Jesus is saved by Lopes
Ouch! I bet that hurt.
City score but Sterling is offside
A shot by Delph is saved
Jesus is down but no penalty given
Another Lyon attack is blocked
Lopes just gets to the ball first
Just before half time Lyon made it two nil with a goal by Fekir .The Lyon fans can't believe their luck
Time for some celebration
City manage a corner in added time but it is cleared
Lots of empty seats today
David Silva tries his best but is often outnumbered
Fernandinho tries a long range effort but it goes wide
On 54 minutes a shot by Jesus is saved by Lopes
A header by Jesus goes wide
Sane replaces Gundogan
Edison has to save from Depay
A shot by Delph is saved
Sane attacks down the left wing and passes to Benardo ....
....who shoots past Lopes to give City some hope
Benardo thanks Sane and the North Stand have something to shout about
A Stones header goes wide
Lopes saves from Aguero - now on for Jesus
The secret sniper strikes again - time for a g and t!
Sane is brought down outside the penalty area but the free kick taken by Walker goes well wide
Edison indulges in some football skills - a bit dangerous!
Lopes is kept busy
Aguero has a chance but Lopes saves
Aguero got a yellow card for something he said to an official
A last second corner to City but they could not gain from it - a disaster day finishes
Edison 7; Walker 5.5, Stones 6.5, Laporte 6, Delph 5.5: Gundogan 5.5 (Sane 7), Fernandinho 6, Sterling 6(Mahrez) Benardo 7, Silva 6.5, Jesus 5 (Aguero)
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