[Teams] Man City vs Lyon: Confirmed Line-Ups From The Etihad

Posted September 20, 2018

The hosts went into the break trailing 2-0 and needed inspiration with their coach Guardiola serving a one-match touchline ban up in the stands.

Maxwel Cornet drilled the French visitors ahead after Fabian Delph failed to cut out Nabil Fekir's cross.

Arteta claimed his side's reaction in the second half was superb, not an adjective that many Mancunians present would have selected, although he was probably correct in saying City created more chances after the interval than before it, even if that was not saying a lot.

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It could have been 3-0 when Depay hit the post on the hour, but City earned themselves a lifeline through Bernardo Silva, who produced a smart finish after a jinking run from substitute Leroy Sane.

If Manchester City wants to finally win a first Champions League title, it will have to start taking the competition a bit more seriously - on and off the field.

Manchester United face a potential banana skin as they travel to Switzerland to take on the Swiss champions Young Boys and only three points will do as Jose Mourinho's men bid to bounce back from a sluggish start to the Premier League season. "We came in at halftime a bit deflated I think".

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"We weren't consistent in the way we tried to play and you pay the price at this level".

The setback on Wednesday night leaves City at the bottom of Group F, although a 2-2 draw between Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim means that Pep Guardiola's team are just a point adrift of second spot.

Defeat is City's fourth in a row in the Champions League, but Arteta said they were "well prepared" for the match.

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"I wouldn't like to use that as an excuse because we had that type of crowd in the Champions League before and we were able to win".