• Shaker Nawaf al-Abed scores the only goal of the game
• Carlos Tevez says that he is now settled at the club
Manchester City suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Saudi Arabia side Al Hilal in their first pre-season outing in Austria on Friday evening. Shaker Nawaf al-Abed scored the only goal midway through the second half, although the manager Roberto Mancini will not be too worried at such an early stage of preparations for the defence of the Premier League title.
The Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany, was among a number of senior players who started but it was his fellow defender Aleksandar Kolarov who came closest to an early goal. Indeed, the Serbian was a useful attacking outlet for the Blues in a drab opening period, which failed to see the best of either Yaya Touré or Carlos Tevez.
The striker Mario Jelavic, currently on trial at City, was introduced at the break as was Kolo Touré, who has been the subject of interest from Bursaspor. And it was the former Arsenal defender who had City's best chance to equalise, only to head a Vladimir Weiss cross over the bar.
Earlier on Friday, Tevez claimed he is settled at the club and is focused on retaining their Premier League title. The 28-year-old Argentina international spent much of last season in his homeland after a fall-out with Mancini but later apologised and went on to play a part in the club's first top-flight title since 1968. He is still being linked with clubs, Milan being reportedly interested again, but he said he is comfortable at City.
"I have a lot of different targets," said Tevez in a question and answer session set up by the club with fans on Twitter. "I think that now I feel settled at the club and feel good in myself and am working hard. The main aim of every one of the players is to have as good a league campaign as possible and try to be champions again and also get as far as we can in the Champions League. This is what all the players want and so does the club." Read More
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