Football: Man City suffer surprise home loss to Lyon in Champions League

Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte and David Silva look dejected after Lyon's second goal.
Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte and David Silva look dejected after Lyon's second goal.PHOTO: REUTERS
Olympique Lyonnais' Maxwel Cornet in action with Manchester City's Fabian Delph during the Champions League Group F game on Sept 19, 2018.
Olympique Lyonnais' Maxwel Cornet in action with Manchester City's Fabian Delph during the Champions League Group F game on Sept 19, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

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 (Sept 19).

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.