Bayern Munich 4 Manchester City 2: Robert Lewandowski sinks Hoffenheim as sides touch down after massive crash

BAYERN MUNICH moved to the top of the Bundesliga after an embarrassing 4-2 defeat to Manchester City. The reigning champions were beaten 3-1 at home to the Premier League champions in the Champions League…

Bayern Munich 4 Manchester City 2: Robert Lewandowski sinks Hoffenheim as sides touch down after massive crash

BAYERN MUNICH moved to the top of the Bundesliga after an embarrassing 4-2 defeat to Manchester City.

The reigning champions were beaten 3-1 at home to the Premier League champions in the Champions League back in September but, on Thursday, came up against a worse team as they suffered their first defeat since August when they beat Arsenal 3-1.

PA:Press Association 4 Bayern Munich have turned on the style in recent games under Jupp Heynckes

AP:Associated Press 4 Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes was far from happy after the game

While they battled to a point in midweek at home to Hoffenheim, they were smashed by City at the Allianz Arena on Thursday as their league leaders status was under severe threat.

Goals from Benjamin Henrichs, Tonny Vilhena, Thiago Alcantara and Philippe Senderos gave Bayern a huge advantage but Sergio Aguero pulled one back.

But the Spaniard promptly set up Robert Lewandowski to seal it for the visitors.

Bayern now sit just three points ahead of second-placed RB Leipzig on goal difference and after playing Spurs at Wembley in the last 16 of the Champions League next month.

But, in front of a host of former Man City players, who was crowned as manager last month, the loss left Bayern fans openly booing the team.

When Sky Sports Soccer reported on the results in Munich, one Bayern fan hit out: “Give the money to these Bayern fans and to the kids that are paid poverty wages!”

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Reuters 4 Manchester City defender Benjamin Henrichs scored a stunner to give Bayern the lead

Reuters 4 Bayern Munich defender Javi Martinez celebrates after scoring his side’s second

Both sides went into the match on a high and the draw between City and Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday was cause for both to be optimistic ahead of the final meeting of the season.

Bayern were booed by their fans in the previous match at Hoffenheim when they came from behind to beat the promoted side after Gaston Pereiro’s controversial late winner.

And, as they looked to beat Leipzig at the RB Leipzig Stadium, they were not only held to a draw, but they were beaten comprehensively by the Bundesliga’s runaway leaders.

Aguero pulled one back for the visitors when he headed the ball home, but they were never in the match.

After the game, Guardiola told BT Sport: “We controlled the first half and we played a very good game but we have to be a little bit more clinical.

“They had just about the last shot on target but not many. We can say it was a little bit open against Hoffenheim and against Bayern they weren’t.

“We played well enough for this to be a good result.”

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