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Manchester City v Sporting Lisbon (Top row L-R) Adam Johnson, Pablo Zabaleta, Joleon Lescott, Patrick Vieira, Vincent Kompany, Craig Bellamy (bottom row L-R) Joe Hart, Micah Richards, Stephen Ireland, Greg Cunningham, Joao Alves Jo

Manchester City v Sporting Lisbon (Top row L-R) Adam Johnson, Pablo Zabaleta, Joleon Lescott, Patrick Vieira, Vincent Kompany, Craig Bellamy (bottom row L-R) Joe Hart, Micah Richards, Stephen Ireland, Greg Cunningham, Joao Alves Jo

Monday July 26, 2010Sporting Lisbon 2-0 Manchester City

By William Wood | In US Pre-Season Tour

Manchester City succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Sporting Lisbon as they continued their pre-season preparations, with Micah named captain for the game.

Having embarked on an intensive training camp in the United States, City lined up with a mixed squad of regulars such as Craig Bellamy and Vincent Kompany alongside returning figures including Brazilian striker Jo.

However, despite an evenly matched game, Sporting Lisbon snatched the victory courtesy of a brace from Yannick Djalo.

City did have chances prior to that with Bellamy spurning an opportunity when through on goal, before Djalo slipped between Kompany and Micah to head home.

Sporting certainly looked the fresher of the two sides, and an exquisite flick from Carlos Saleiro set Djalo through for his second as he took the ball round Joe Hart and slotted home.

You can watch highlights of the game here and listen to stand-in captain Micah’s reaction to the defeat on the official Manchester City website here.

City will play New York Red Bulls on Sunday in their next encounter.