Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Youth Win Sets Up Big Deby Clash with United

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Youth Win Sets Up Big Deby Clash with United

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CITY'S youngsters gave Manuel Pellegrini a reminder of their talents with a thumping win at Anfield.

Simon Davies' EDS side ran out 3-0 winners over Liverpool to move into third in the table and stake their claim for more first-team action.

Kelechi Iheanacho's rise, and opportunities for others in the FA Cup, have created a buzz in the academy and a strong EDS side was on the front foot from the off.

Bersant Celina - fresh from setting up Sergio Aguero's consolation against Leicester - threatened early on before Ashley Smith-Brown fired home the opener after 35 minutes.

The dominance of the away team was reinforced just before the hour mark.

Aleix Garcia, who made the bench against Leicester, angled a terrific ball to Brandon Barker and the winger - who Pellegrini has suggested can help fill the absence of Kevin De Bruyne - nonchalantly tucked it past Liverpool reserve keeper Adam Bogdan. …

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