Alabid Nawaf Shaker scored the only goal midway through the second half in Austria on Friday night, although manager Roberto Mancini will not be too worried at such an early stage of preparations for the defence of their title.
Skipper Vincent Kompany was among a number of senior players who started, although it was 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 Toure or Carlos Tevez.
Trialist striker Mario Jelavic was introduced at the break as was Kolo Toure, who has been the subject of interest from Turkish outfit Bursaspor.
And it was the Ivorian who had City's best chance to equalise, only to head a Vladimir Weiss cross over.
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