Sport Everton striker Romelu Lukaku pictured receiving treatment during the Merseyside derby

The on-loan striker was taken off during the 4-0 drubbing being dished out by Liverpool

Eriksen's coup de grâce puts City all but out of Europe

It really was what they said it might be – a Group of Death – and it has all but certainly deposited Manchester City from the Champions League at the first hurdle once again. But what we saw here last night was an act of self-immolation, a defeat which confirms that the club's own failings are the problem on an evening of dreadful defending and few chances created.

Michael Carrick withdrew from Fabio Capello's squads in January

Carrick earns England recall after Hodgson's 'retirement' confusion

Neville solves mix-up over midfielder as experimental squad named for Italy friendly

Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini blames sporting director Brian Marwood for lack of transfer activity at Manchester City

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has expressed his frustration at the lack of transfer activity at the Blues this season - once again pinning the blame on sporting director Brian Marwood.

Chris Read was in his element with a fighting, undefeated 49 for Notts

Read reprises his rescue role

Nottinghamshire 178-5 v Surrey

Former Bolton striker Johan Elmander to start for Sweden against England

Former Bolton striker Johan Elmander will return to the Sweden side for tonight's Euro 2012 clash with England in Kiev.

Steven Gerrard: "It's down to the whole squad to replace Lampard and Barry at Euro 2012'

Steven Gerrard insisted it would be down to the whole England squad to cover for the loss of Frank Lampard and Gareth Barry at Euro 2012.

Midfield state of play: Who’s out?
Injured: Barry, Wilshere, Rodwell,
Huddlestone, Lampard (right)
Retired: Carrick, Scholes
And that leaves...
Henderson, Jones, Gerrard, Milner,
Oxlade-Chamberlain and Parker,
who is carrying an injury

Lampard ruled out ... and doubts grow over Parker

England are still harbouring doubts about Scott Parker's fitness for the European Championship and face entering the tournament with only one fully fit first-choice central midfielder, after Frank Lampard's withdrawal from the squad last night.

Phil Jagielka stretches during an England training session yesterday

Jagielka: 'I never thought I'd get this far with England'

Injury robbed the Everton defender of a possible World Cup place – but has handed him a Euro spot

Xandao celebrates his winning goal against Manchester City

Xandao's backheel beats below-par City

Sporting Lisbon 1 Manchester City 0

Manchester City: Man-for-man marking

Joe Hart

Gerrard and Barry battle for the ball during the first leg encounter

Barry and Gerrard: Toe to toe, not side by side

Pair were almost team-mates but City player's career now looks healthier, writes Tim Rich

Gerrard and Barry battle for the ball during the first leg encounter

Barry and Gerrard: Toe to toe instead of side by side

They almost became team-mates but face each other tonight with the City player's career looking far healthier

GARETH BARRY: Released to a more attacking role, took advantage to burst forward and force the only goal. Industrious throughout. 7

Referee will decide whether Gareth Barry is awarded goal

The official scorer of England's winning goal against Sweden will not be finally decided until the FA receives the report of Czech referee Pavel Kralovec.

Barry relishes new freedom ... for as long as Mancini lets it last

Manchester City may have played some captivating football en route to leading the embryonic Premier League table with six points and seven goals from two games, but the suspicion is that, when he studied the table yesterday morning, Roberto Mancini looked at the goals-against column and frowned. Two goals against is two too many.

Mancini believes Manchester City can improve

Manchester City sat proudly at the top of the Barclays Premier League table this morning, but the victory over Bolton that put them there left manager Roberto Mancini stressing his side must do better.

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