Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Spoils Are Shared in the Mini-Derby ; CITY EDS 1 UNITED UNDER-23S 1

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Spoils Are Shared in the Mini-Derby ; CITY EDS 1 UNITED UNDER-23S 1

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THE first derby spoils of the weekend were shared as Brahim Diaz cancelled out Matty Willock's first-half strike in the Premier League 2 derby at the Etihad last night.

City EDS enjoyed much of the ball and created a number of chances from the off.

Rodney Kongolo, who netted the winner against Arsenal last month, blazed over less than eight minutes in when he should have scored.

Marcus Wood and Paolo Fernandes also went close but Simon Davies' team were undone as United gave them a timely reminder in the importance of taking opportunities.

Willock waltzed his way through the defence before slotting past Billy O'Brien to put the Reds ahead.

Chasing the game, City kept their camp pitched in United's half after the break and were rewarded when substitute Brahim Diaz made room to curl home a lovely equaliser into the far corner. …

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