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Man City 1-2 Lyon: City reduced to 'a barely recognisable rabble'

Man City 1-2 Lyon: City reduced to 'a barely recognisable rabble'

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In the first half of their shock Champions League defeat by Lyon, I described Manchester City as being a "rabble" - and they really were that bad.When I said that, just after they had gone 2-0 down, I meant they were a team that appeared disorganised and did not look like they were together, which was also conceding possession unnecessarily.Normally that is the state that City reduce other teams too, but at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night the brilliant side we saw last season was barely recognisable. Why? I think it was down to a combination of things, but it is important to remember this is a bad result for City, but not a catastrophic one.They have got plenty of time to recover and qualif...