Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boy Blues Bounce Back to Overcome the Royals ; CITY EDS ..................... 3 READING U21 ............. 1 Simon Bajkowski

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boy Blues Bounce Back to Overcome the Royals ; CITY EDS ..................... 3 READING U21 ............. 1 Simon Bajkowski

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CITY EDS rounded off a decent week with a comeback win over Reading.

Having picked up a point at Tottenham on Monday, the young Blues responded well to conceding with goals from Ashley SmithBrown, Aleix Garcia and Bersant Celina.

Simon Davies' team had been in danger of letting their profligacy cost them again.

Having lined up without a natural striker, City looked like a team playing without a natural striker.

Makeshift forward Celina had enough quality there to fashion opportunities, but three times in the opening 20 minutes he could not test keeper Lewis Ward.

When Sinan Bytyqi was brought down as first-half injury time approached, Ward beat away Celina's spotkick.

Reading were far from spectators in the game and Harry Cardwell took full advantage of some loose play from Tosin Adarabioyo on the hour mark, surging forward and striking it past Gunn. …

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