Pep Guardiola's City reign begins with defeat to old club Bayern as Antonio Conte's Chelsea find scoring touch

 
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Serial trophy winner Pep Guardiola began his reign as Manchester City boss with defeat after a youthful side lost 1-0 to his former club Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena last night.

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero was called upon numerous times in the first half to keep a Franck Ribery-inspired Bayern at bay but despite improving in the second period City were sunk by an Erdal Ozturk strike in the 76th minute.

The midfielder, a close season recruit from Hoffenheim, proved the match-winner as his deflected shot, which clipped the heel of ex-Arsenal full-back Gael Clichy, deceived substitute stopper Angus Gunn.

Antonio Conte, meanwhile, recorded his first victory in charge of Chelsea after the Blues thrashed RZ Pellets 3-0 in Austria courtesy of goals from Bertrand Traore, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah.

“I wanted to see the improvement on our idea of football. I received a good answer,” said Conte, whose side lost their opening match of pre-season against Rapid Vienna on Saturday.

“Tt’s important to have this habit for everyone’s mentality.”

Liverpool were also winners after overcoming Championship outfit Huddersfield Town 2-0. A first-half strike from Serbia youngster Marko Grujic was added to by Alberto Moreno with a last-gasp penalty.

West Ham were thumped 3-0 by Russian side Rubin Kazan.