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Pablo Zabaleta crosses the ball, Manuel Arboleda manages to make a clearance.
Jakub Wilk concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Johnson on Jakub Wilk. Jasmin Buric takes the direct free kick.
Mateusz Mozdzen finds the back of the net with a fantastic goal from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Lech Poznan 3-1 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Siarhey Krivets.
The ball is delivered by Adam Johnson, Shot by David Silva from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
Pablo Zabaleta produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Silva, Marcin Kikut manages to make a clearance. Aleksandar Kolarov produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jakub Wilk on Adam Johnson. Aleksandar Kolarov crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Bartosz Bosacki.
Manuel Arboleda scores a headed goal from inside the box. Lech Poznan 2-1 Man City.Dedryk Boyata gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Artjoms Rudnevs. Free kick crossed right-footed by Siarhey Krivets from left channel, clearance made by Dedryk Boyata.
The official flags Emmanuel Adebayor offside. Free kick taken by Jasmin Buric.
Joleon Lescott challenges Artjoms Rudnevs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcin Kikut.
The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson, free kick awarded for a foul by David Silva on Luis Henriquez. Jasmin Buric takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Micah Richards by Jacek Kielb results in a free kick. Dedryk Boyata takes the direct free kick.
David Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Jakub Wilk. Direct free kick taken by Marcin Kikut.
Micah Richards fouled by Ivan Djurdjevic, the ref awards a free kick. David Silva takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Emmanuel Adebayor by Manuel Arboleda results in a free kick. David Silva takes the free kick.
Mateusz Mozdzen produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
James Milner goes off and Vincent Kompany comes on.
Corner taken by Jakub Wilk from the right by-line, clearance by Joleon Lescott.
The ball is crossed by Luis Henriquez, Aleksandar Kolarov makes a clearance.
Jacek Kielb sends in a cross, Dedryk Boyata makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Ivan Djurdjevic by Pablo Zabaleta results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ivan Djurdjevic.
Jakub Wilk replaces Slawomir Peszko.
Shot from 12 yards by David Silva.
Drilled right-footed shot by Siarhey Krivets. Blocked by Joleon Lescott.
The ball is crossed by David Silva.
Foul by Bartosz Bosacki on James Milner, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.
Wayne Bridge goes off and Aleksandar Kolarov comes on. Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Siarhey Krivets. Marcin Kikut restarts play with the free kick.
Jacek Kielb produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Micah Richards, clearance made by Bartosz Bosacki.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Joleon Lescott.
Semir Stilic goes off and Mateusz Mozdzen comes on. Free kick awarded for a foul by Bartosz Bosacki on Emmanuel Adebayor. Direct free kick taken by James Milner.
Siarhey Krivets crosses the ball, Dedryk Boyata makes a clearance.
Artjoms Rudnevs takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Shay Given.
Patrick Vieira gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacek Kielb. Strike comes in from Slawomir Peszko from the free kick.
Foul by James Milner on Marcin Kikut, free kick awarded. Jasmin Buric takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Slawomir Peszko. Siarhey Krivets takes the direct free kick.
Centre by James Milner, Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jasmin Buric.
Ivan Djurdjevic shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Ivan Djurdjevic results in a free kick. Adam Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Wayne Bridge fouled by Artjoms Rudnevs, the ref awards a free kick. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.
Pablo Zabaleta challenges Artjoms Rudnevs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Semir Stilic crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Shay Given.
Jacek Kielb replaces Dimitrije Injac.
Emmanuel Adebayor grabs a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Lech Poznan 1-1 Man City.Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the right by-line, Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Jasmin Buric makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Semir Stilic. Semir Stilic delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
Semir Stilic has an effort at goal. Blocked by Joleon Lescott.
James Milner sends in a cross, save by Jasmin Buric.
Dimitrije Injac fouled by Emmanuel Adebayor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ivan Djurdjevic.
Booking for Artjoms Rudnevs.
Unfair challenge on Slawomir Peszko by Pablo Zabaleta results in a free kick. Marcin Kikut takes the free kick.
Shaun Wright-Phillips goes off and David Silva comes on.
Corner taken by Semir Stilic from the right by-line played to the near post, Wayne Bridge manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on James Milner by Luis Henriquez results in a free kick. Adam Johnson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.
Wayne Bridge booked for unsporting behaviour. Wayne Bridge concedes a free kick for a foul on Slawomir Peszko. Free kick crossed left-footed by Semir Stilic.
Micah Richards booked for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Micah Richards on Siarhey Krivets, free kick awarded. Ivan Djurdjevic takes the free kick.
Siarhey Krivets takes a inswinging corner.
Dimitrije Injac fires in a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lech Poznan 1-0 Man City.
The ball is delivered by Wayne Bridge, Manuel Arboleda manages to make a clearance.
Patrick Vieira gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivan Djurdjevic. Jasmin Buric restarts play with the free kick.
Ivan Djurdjevic concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Vieira. Free kick taken by Patrick Vieira.
Micah Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Henriquez. Direct free kick taken by Jasmin Buric.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Luis Henriquez. Dedryk Boyata takes the direct free kick.
Semir Stilic has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Milner on Slawomir Peszko. Strike on goal comes in from Slawomir Peszko from the free kick.
Dedryk Boyata fouled by Artjoms Rudnevs, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dedryk Boyata.
Dedryk Boyata takes a shot. Save by Jasmin Buric.
Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Dimitrije Injac makes a clearance.
Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Marcin Kikut makes a clearance.
Corner from left by-line taken by Adam Johnson.
Wayne Bridge delivers the ball, comfortable save by Jasmin Buric.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Milner, save by Jasmin Buric.
Corner taken by James Milner played to the near post, clearance by Artjoms Rudnevs.
Dimitrije Injac challenges James Milner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Micah Richards takes the free kick.
Luis Henriquez takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.
Marcin Kikut sends in a cross, Micah Richards manages to make a clearance.
Semir Stilic takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
The ball is swung over by Adam Johnson, blocked by Marcin Kikut.
Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save made by Jasmin Buric. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner, Manuel Arboleda manages to make a clearance. The assistant referee signals for offside against Joleon Lescott. Jasmin Buric takes the free kick.
Artjoms Rudnevs is ruled offside. Joleon Lescott takes the direct free kick.
James Milner takes a shot. Blocked by Manuel Arboleda. Semir Stilic concedes a free kick for a foul on Dedryk Boyata. Wayne Bridge takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Semir Stilic. Direct free kick taken by Dedryk Boyata.
The referee gets the game started.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The referee gets the second half started.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Jose Maria Bakero will take charge of his first game as Lech Poznan coach against big-spending Manchester City in the Europa League on Thursday.
Bakero takes over after Jacek Zielinski was sacked earlier this week due to disappointing results in the Polish league.
Poznan are currently 14th in the league, but have been more successful in Europa League Group A where they lie second, three points behind Thursday`s opponents who are competing for the Barclays Premier League title domestically.
"Recent events have not been usual for us," said Poznan chairman Andrzej Kadzinski.
"We want our club to be present in European cups and we also want our supporters to be happy with the club's situation.
"Our league position is not good. That is why the board has made the decision to appoint Jose Maria Bakero as the first team's coach."
Bakero added: "I want to thank the board and the chairman for their trust in me.
"Lech is one of the most important clubs in Poland. I also want to thank the previous coach for leading the team to the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.
"I want to take advantage of the team's strong points and improve elements that needs some changes. We want to win in every match."
Roberto Mancini's side won the previous fixture between the sides 3-1, but the Italian manager is under pressure at home following back-to-back defeats in the Barclays Premier League against Arsenal and Wolves.
However, midfielder James Milner has denied reports of disharmony in the ranks, insisting the players are fully behind each other and Mancini.
"When we see nonsense written in the papers it pulls us closer together," Milner said.
"When it seems like the whole world is against you, that is when you pull together.
"These things will make us stronger as a football club. You go through times when things aren't quite right and it's important to keep things right off the field.
"I've been at Newcastle and Leeds where the press seemed to be outside the training ground whenever you drove in. We can't control what's off the field, we can only control results."
With Carlos Tevez still missing, Mario Balotelli could start, but Mancini is without Yaya and Kolo Toure.
Aleksandar Kolarov could make the bench after longstanding ankle trouble.
Lech leave it late
Two late goals from Lech Poznan condemned faltering Manchester City to a third straight defeat - 3-1 - and increased the pressure on manager Roberto Mancini.
With the scores locked at 1-1 following efforts from Dimitrije Injac and Emmanuel Adebayor, City's Europa League Group A rivals struck twice in the last five minutes to take the points.
Dedryck Boyata headed against the unwitting Manuel Arboleda to make it 2-1 before Mateusz Mozdzen hit a screamer from the edge of the area to seal it in style.
It was Jose Maria Bakero's first match in charge of the Polish side following his appointment on the eve of the game and he immediately followed in the footsteps of Arsene Wenger and Mick McCarthy in outwitting the troubled Mancini.
With both Yaya and Kolo Toure left in Manchester and Carlos Tevez on his way back from Argentina, Mancini was forced to make changes.
He embraced the idea, using the match to give the likes of Shay Given, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Wayne Bridge and Joleon Lescott game time.
City's first chance came after four minutes, Adam Johnson surging into the Poznan area before the ball broke for James Milner to poke unsuccessfully at goal.
Lescott netted from an eighth-minute corner but was unsurprised to see the effort chalked off for offside.
Sergei Krivets wasted a chance to create something for Poznan, receiving the ball in space on the left before turning into trouble and delivering a poor cross.
Good work from Artjoms Rudnevs and the lively Semir Stilic almost opened City up after quarter of an hour, but the final pass was just too heavy.
Mancini's side should have been ahead two minutes later, Patrick Vieira first missing from a tight angle then Adebayor seeing his close-range header nodded back off the line by Bartosz Bosacki.
Seconds later Boyata spurned an even better chance, heading tamely into the ground from a couple of yards.
Poznan used the let-off as a spur to up their game.
First Slawomir Peszko sent a free-kick skidding past the post before Stilic bent a first-time effort narrowly wide from the edge of the box.
By half an hour the Poles had a deserved lead. Vieira lost possession to Ivan Djurdjevic deep in the Poznan half, with the ball eventually finding Krivets on the left flank.
His cross was average but two ineffective defensive headers saw the ball fall to Injac, who lashed a low volley into the bottom corner from 25 yards.
Meanwhile, both Bridge and Micah Richards earned bookings before the break as frustration took its toll.
Wright-Phillips paid the price for a poor 45 minutes and was replaced by David Silva at the interval.
The Spain forward took up the space behind Adebayor, with Milner moving to the wing.
It was Milner's corner that created the equaliser after 50 minutes, Adebayor rising above his man to head powerfully at goal.
Jasmin Buric pulled off a fine reaction save but was unfortunate to see his parry bounce to the Togolese striker, who belted home enthusiastically.
Poznan were visibly deflated by the goal but picked themselves up enough to give Marcin Kikut a half chance, though Pablo Zabaleta was on hand with a saving tackle.
In Stilic they also had the game's liveliest player and he created another chance just after the hour mark, laying off for Rudnevs, who drew a smart save from Given at the near post.
Silva came close with 20 minutes left, Adebayor chipping back into the box from the byline and the Spaniard volleying into the turf, only for the ball to loop up and force Buric into action.
Aleksandar Kolarov came on for City, his first appearance since injuring his ankle on his debut in August, but it was not to be a happy return. With five minutes left on the clock a hopeful ball into the away area was met by Boyata, but he only succeeded in heading the ball back off Arboleda.
The defender knew little about it but with Given stranded the ball nestled in the far corner.
Mozdzen, a substitute, scored a goal more fitting of the result in the final minute when he profited on Vincent Kompany's error to beat Given with a rocket from outside the area.
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