Last night saw a lot of Cup action and some shock results, it also was a night for youngsters to shine. While the Man City first team were at Deepdale in the Carabao Cup, the academy side faced Bradford in the Leasing.com Trophy. Here’s two stand out players…
The likes of Eric Garcia, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Phil Foden have all come through the Manchester City development ranks and ended up making their way into the first team at young ages. They all got a chance to shine for Pep Guardiola last night, and the youngsters who went out against Bradford hoped to do the same.
Here was the full team line up:
Bradford took the lead after 21 minutes when Hope Akram headed one home. Six minutes later, the City lads found their feet and winger, Morgan Rogers helped get the equaliser. They managed to keep it 1-1 until half time and after 62 minutes, the Blues went 2-1 up with a goal from Tommy Doyle. This made it two wins in two for the City youngsters.
Who stood out and will be looking to impress Pep Guardiola like others have gone on to do?
I know he’s already been mentioned but he has to be included in this as last night he managed to bag his first professional goal and an assist. If you’re going to try and impress, that’s the way you do it.
He set up Morgan Rogers perfectly for his goal and Rogers offered great support in return. Which could mean that these two are a rising combination when it comes to City’s youth, and maybe two to look out for? Doyle also wore the Captain’s armband last night.
Ogbeta did well on the left wing last night. He managed to set up the second goal of the evening for Manchester City, which needed up being the winner. The winger delivered a perfectly timed low cross which gave Tommy Doyle the perfect chance and he scored.
He also worked well with Morgan Rogers. These youngsters are looking promising and it seems as if they are aiming to get better, develop and become the next rising stars of the squad.