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first_img0Shares0000Assistant manager Mikel Arteta took charge of Manchester City in place of the suspended Pep Guardiola© AFP Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 19 – Lyon stunned Manchester City with a shock 2-1 win in their Champions League group-stage opener on Wednesday. Here are three things we learned from the Etihad Stadium clash:Guardiola sorely missed Pep Guardiola was forced to endure City’s miserable display from high in the stands as he served a suspension — and the Spaniard’s absence seemed to unnerve his players.Guardiola had earned the touchline ban for his sending-off against Liverpool during City’s exit from the competition last season.The City boss was not allowed any contact with his players or backroom staff inside the Etihad Stadium, leaving assistant coach Mikel Arteta to run the show.Arteta has established a good reputation as a coach and was linked with the Arsenal job, but he was powerless to prevent City’s ignominious loss.Guardiola looked increasingly agitated in his seat as City failed to make a dynamic start and his frustration was complete when Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir struck to put underdogs Lyon in complete control before half-time.Favourites tag weighs on CityAfter swaggering to the Premier League title in record-breaking style last season, City have been installed as Champions League favourites, but their disjointed display against Lyon suggested that lofty tag might be premature.Although City won the English title with a 100 points, they have never gone beyond the Champions League semi-finals in eight attempts.If City are to lift the trophy at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium on June 1 next year, they will have to improve significantly on this strangely shambolic effort.Mistakes from Fabian Delph, for the first goal, and Fernandinho, for the second, left City in such disarray that they were booed off at the interval.In 21 Champions League group games over the past seven years before this one, City had lost only three, with their previous defeat at this stage coming against Juventus in September 2015.United old boys haunt CityAs if a losing start to their European campaign wasn’t bad enough, City’s defeat came at the hands of opponents who included two former Manchester United players in their starting line-up.Dutch forward Memphis Depay endured a miserable 19-month spell at United before joining Lyon in January last year, while Brazilian defender Rafael Da Silva spent seven years at Old Trafford before moving to Lyon in 2015.Depay scored just seven goals in 53 appearances for United after joining from PSV Eindhoven in June 2015.“Everybody knows the story of me and Manchester United was not successful,” Depay said this week.“I can look back and say I didn’t want it to go like that. For sure, the city is still red and we will try to get a good result against the Blues.”Depay, who hit the post in the second half, was rewarded for his optimism as underdogs Lyon, who finished only third in the French league last season, inflicted City’s third successive home European defeat after knockout-stage losses to Liverpool and Basel last term.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgHere are the top football headlines in Monday’s newspapers, with the Premier League sack race dominating the back pages…Chelsea could sack manager Jose Mourinho whether or not they beat Porto to stay in the Champions League this week. The Blues’ hierarchy are set to take action after the team’s EIGHTH Premier League of the season at the weekend. (Daily Mirror)It is claimed owner Roman Abramovich may act if the Blues lose to Porto and then against surprise league leaders Leicester next weekend. (The Sun)Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal’s job is NOT under threat should they exit the Champions League on Tuesday, despite the miss-firing Red Devils playing out a sixth 0-0 draw of the season on Saturday. (Daily Express) However, United will start their search for Van Gaal’s successor at the end of the season if, as expected, the Dutchman confirms he will retire at the end of his contract in 18 months. (Daily Telegraph) Yet, the club will still sit down with the Dutch manager in the New Year to determine whether the 64-year-old wishes to depart in 2017 or sign a fresh contract. (The Guardian) Meanwhile, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola could be prepared to take a 12-month break from football to make sure he lands the Manchester United job. (The Sun) Swansea have opened talks with former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes about taking over from Garry Monk, who will be sacked after a run of seven defeats in 11 league games. (Daily Mirror) Alternatively, if Swansea decide to sack Monk, they could turn to former manager Brendan Rodgers, who has been out of work since his October departure from Liverpool. (Sun)  The Reds Devils are planning a £50million swoop for Tottenham striker Harry Kane in the summer transfer window. (Daily Star)Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned off any potential interest for Hugo Lloris, insisting the goalkeeper is key to the future of the club. (Daily Express) ?Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires has called for the Gunners to sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, who he believes is “world-class material”. (Evening Standard)Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot, 20, has requested a loan move away from Paris Saint-Germain as he struggles to get game time at the Ligue 1 leaders. (L’Equipe) And here are the top talkSPORT.com headlines…Manchester United transfer news: Latest on Ibrahimovic, Cavani and Oxford rumoursRemi Garde reveals Jack Grealish will return to Aston Villa first-team training this weekSanti Cazorla undergoes knee surgery and could be facing four-month layoffJurgen Klopp accepts Newcastle fully ‘deserved’ victory over disappointing Liverpool side‘The responsibility for the bad moment is mine’ – Jose Mourinho concedes top four may now be beyond ChelseaJoe Hart refuses to blame Vincent Kompany’s absence for Manchester City’s shock defeat to StokeHugo Lloris demands Tottenham improvement after ‘tough’ West Brom drawChris Smalling admits Manchester United are ‘just as frustrated as the fans’ following dreary West Ham drawVideo: Franck Ribery scores but Bayern Munich’s unbeaten Bundesliga record left in tatterslast_img read more