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16-Aug-2020, 04:23 am

'He got 2020-ed' - Sterling & Ederson singled out for blunders as Man City crash out of Champions League


Raheem Sterling miss Manchester City vs Lyon Champions League 2019-20

Two costly blunders in quick succession from Raheem Sterling and Ederson cost Manchester City their place in the Champions League semi-final - and fans on social media lost no time in highlighting their contributions in a shock defeat.

But it proved to be a torrid evening for the Premier League side, who found Lyon extremely tough customers throughout the 90 minutes.

Maxwel Cornet fired the Frenchmen ahead after 23 minutes, a lead they retained until deep into the second half when Kevin De Bruyne levelled the scores.

At that point City were the dominant team, but their hopes were finally crushed in a frantic finish to the match.

Moussa Dembele restored Lyon's advantage with 11minutes remaining, before City were handed a golden chance to equalise once more.

Somehow, though, Sterling blazed high and wide with the goal gaping, an error compounded seconds later by the usually rock-solid Ederson.

City's keeper spilled a tame shot and Dembele stole in to net his second and Lyon's third, sealing for the underdogs a memorable 3-1 victory and a place in the semis.

Both players will feel responsible for sending their side out of the competition - although Tottenham's Harry Kane, to judge from the immediate reaction from Twitter users, might just feel vindicated for his decision to ignore Sterling in England's 2018 World Cup match against Croatia.

Ederson is the John Stones of goalkeepers.


Source : goal.com

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