Lech Poznan 3-1 Manchester City
Injac 30 Adebayor 51
Mozdzen 90 + 1
Two goals in the final four minutes condemned Manchester City to their third competitive defeat in succession, and their first in this year’s Europa League, at Lech Poznan, who are third-from-bottom in the Polish league and sacked their coach this week.
The result completely reversed of City’s winning scoreline at Eastlands, which could yet have significant consequences for qualification from Group A.
City started well, with Emanuel Adebayor having efforts saved and cleared off the line and Dedryck Boyata spurning a clear headed opportunity, all in the first 20 minutes.
But Lech took the lead on the half-hour when Dimitrije Injac fired in a low shot past City keeper Shay Given from a half-cleared cross.
City could have fallen further behind before half-time. But they equalised on 51 minutes when Adebayor had a header saved by Lech keeper Jasmin Buric but lashed home the rebound right-footed.
With four minutes remaining, Lech retook the lead in bizarre circumstances, Boyata’s poor defensive header rebounding off an unsuspecting Manuel Arboleda and in off the post.
David Silva spooned a glorious 90th-minute chance to equalise. And a minute later substitute Mateusz Mozdzen fired in the goal of the night, an unstoppable 25-yard right-foot drive.
Tags: Manchester City, Europa League, Lech Poznan, Emanuel Adebayor, David Silva