Manchester City find themselves in second place in the Premier League table after they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

Roberto Mancini's men would have been one down as early as the opening ten minutes, had it not been for Joe Hart's superb penalty save.

Meanwhile, Swansea, who dominated most of the game, finally got their well-deserved goal, in the 83rd minute, when former Aston Villa striker Luke Moore popped up to put the Swans in the lead.

With two minutes remaining, City thought they had equalized through Micah Richards' header. Unfortunately, that was ruled out for an offside.

The evening got worse for the Citizens, whose second successive defeat (they lost 0-1 to Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League earlier in the week) was compounded by news that rivals Manchester United had beaten West Brom in their league game, to go top of the table.

Check out these photos capturing the highlights of the match:

Mario Balotelli of Manchester City (C) and Michel Worm of Swansea City fight for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.Reuters
Mario Balotelli of Manchester City and Ashley Williams of Swansea City fight for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.Reuters
Steven Caulker (R) of Swansea City clears the ball in front of team mate Neil Taylor and Sergio Aguero (L) of Manchester City during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.Reuters
Luke Moore of Swansea City heads in his team's goal against Manchester City during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.Reuters
Luke Moore (19) of Swansea City is congratulated after scoring his team's goal against Manchester City during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.Reuters
Micah Richards of Manchester City heads the ball past Michel Vorm of Swansea City and into ther goal, which was ruled out as an offside, during their English Premeir League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.Reuters
Joe Hart of Manchester City saves a penalty from Scott Sinclair of Swansea City during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.Reuters
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City drives forward with David Villa in support during their English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.Reuters
Mario Balotelli of Manchester City lies on the ground after missing a chance on goal against Swansea City during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.Reuters
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers having an impressive debut season in the Premier League.Reuters