Olympique Lyonnais beat Man City with big surprise

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Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group F - Manchester City v Olympique Lyonnais - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - September 19, 2018 Lyon's Pape Cheikh Diop in action with Manchester City's David Silva Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group F - Manchester City v Olympique Lyonnais - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - September 19, 2018 Manchester City's Sergio Aguero in action with Lyon's Jason Denayer Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group F - Manchester City v Olympique Lyonnais - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - September 19, 2018 Lyon fans during the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at home to Olympique Lyonnais in their opening Champions League Group F game on Wednesday.

Lyon took the lead in the 26th minute through Maxwel Cornet, who drove home after Fabian Delph made a hash of clearing a Nabil Fekir cross from the left.

With the suspended City manager Pep Guardiola forced to watch from the stands, Fekir the made it 2-0 to the French side in the 43rd minute with a sweetly struck drive after being set-up by Memphis Depay.

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

Lyon, however, smothered City’s attack well and kept chances to a minimum in the latter stages as they held on for an impressive victory.

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