Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Late Chelsea Strike Sinks the Boy Blues

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Late Chelsea Strike Sinks the Boy Blues

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A DAY on from the first team's farewell, City EDS played out their own underwhelming finale at the Etihad.

Had they beaten Chelsea, Simon Davies' side would have risen above Everton to finish in third position in the Under-21 league.

As it was, 90 minutes of stultifying football against the London club resulted in a narrow 1-0 defeat and a danger of finishing fifth, something Manuel Pellegrini's side are suddenly all too painfully aware of.

Played out in front of a crowd of hundreds at the main stadium, it felt an unsatisfying end to a season in which many of this team have seen their first-team ambitions frustrated.

City were comfortable enough on the ball, and were the more threatening of the two sides, although Angus Gunn was required twice in the first half to make excellent saves to keep the scores level. …

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