Group stage (Group A) - 04/11/2010 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time) - Miejski - Poznan
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Lech - Man. City 3-1 - 04/11/2010 - match_page - UEFA Europa League 2011

Bakero inspires Lech to City scalp

Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 20.45CET
KKS Lech Poznań 3-1 Manchester City FC
Late goals from Manuel Arboleda and Mateusz Możdżeń gave new Lech coach José Maria Bakero a winning start.
Bakero inspires Lech to City scalp
Dimitrije Injac takes the plaudits after giving Lech the lead ©Getty Images
 

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LechMan. City

Goals scored3
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
3
Corners4
 
7
Fouls committed19
 
18
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Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 20.45CET

Bakero inspires Lech to City scalp

KKS Lech Poznań 3-1 Manchester City FC
Late goals from Manuel Arboleda and Mateusz Możdżeń gave new Lech coach José Maria Bakero a winning start.

Late goals from Manuel Arboleda and Mateusz Możdżeń gave new KKS Lech Poznań coach José Maria Bakero a winning start as they defeated Manchester City FC 3-1 to supplant their opponents at the top of Group A.

A tight contest looked to be heading for a 1-1 draw before Arboleda's fortunate headed goal with four minutes remaining. Możdżeń then hit a superb third to seal the points after Emmanuel Adebayor had cancelled out Dimitrije Injac's first-half opener.

The early signs were ominous for the hosts. City went close twice within 60 seconds when Adebayor had a shot cleared off the line before Dedryck Boyata's tame header was only just kept out by an off-balance Jasmin Burić. Lech began to get going with Semir Štilić and Sławomir Peszko going close from distance and it was a warning City did not heed as, on the half-hour mark, they were behind.

Sergei Krivets' hopeful ball into the area was only half-cleared and Injac pounced, driving a crisp low shot across Shay Given from 25 metres. City found it hard to regain the initiative as Lech combined hard work with neat and tidy approach play. Roberto Mancini's side did not threaten again until after the break, but when they did it proved incisive.

James Milner's 51st-minute corner was met powerfully by Adebayor and although Burić parried his effort, the Togo striker followed up the rebound to slam in from close range – City's 100th goal in UEFA competition. However, the goal did nothing to knock Lech out of their stride and they redoubled their efforts.

It looked as if they would not receive their reward, though, until Boyata's clearing header inadvertently hit Arboleda and rolled past the helpless Given. Możdżeń then put the icing on the cake to seal Lech's first win against English opposition.

Last updated: 17/11/10 12.56CET

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Quotes

  • José Maria Bakero

    "Our fans were fantastic today and I would like to thank them from deep in my heart"

  • Manuel Arboleda

    "As always, I promised my daughter, who was watching in the stands, that I would do the Shakira dance for her if I scored"

Lineups

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Lech

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Man. City

30
BurićJasmin Burić (GK)
1
GivenShay Given (GK)
3
DjurdjevićIvan Djurdjević
Yellow Card55'
2
RichardsMicah Richards
Yellow Card38'
5
ArboledaManuel Arboleda
Goal86'
3
BridgeWayne Bridge
Yellow Card40'
Substitution70'
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
5
ZabaletaPablo Zabaleta (C)
14
ŠtilićSemir Štilić
Substitution63'
7
MilnerJames Milner
Substitution78'
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Yellow Card45+1'
8
Wright-PhillipsShaun Wright-Phillips
Substitution46'
17
PeszkoSławomir Peszko
Substitution73'
9
AdebayorEmmanuel Adebayor
Goal51'
19
BosackiBartosz Bosacki (C)
11
A. JohnsonAdam Johnson
21
InjacDimitrije Injac
Goal31'
Substitution52'
19
LescottJoleon Lescott
23
KikutMarcin Kikut
24
VieiraPatrick Vieira
25
HenriquezLuis Henriquez
38
BoyataDedryck Boyata

Substitutes

27
KotorowskiKrzysztof Kotorowski (GK)
25
HartJoe Hart (GK)
2
GancarczykSeweryn Gancarczyk
4
KompanyVincent Kompany
Substitution78'
6
BandrowskiTomasz Bandrowski
13
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
Substitution70'
7
WilkJakub Wilk
Substitution73'
18
BarryGareth Barry
8
KiełbJacek Kiełb
Substitution52'
21
SilvaDavid Silva
Substitution46'
13
ZápotokaJán Zápotoka
27
Jô
32
MożdżeńMateusz Możdżeń
Substitution63'
Goal90+1'
Yellow Card90+3'
45
BalotelliMario Balotelli

Coach

José Maria Bakero (ESP) Roberto Mancini (ITA)

Referee

Pieter Vink (NED)

Assistant referees

Arend Brink (NED), Nicky Siebert (NED)

Fourth official

Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Richard Liesveld (NED), Tom van Sichem (NED)

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  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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