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City secure quarter-final spot with Liverpool win
Manchester City Official
Manchester City's U18's have secured qualification to the quarter-finals of the U18 Premier League Cup thanks to a resounding 2-0 away win over Liverpool.
Ben Wilkinson's side were greeted with strong, windy conditions on Merseyside, so an early goal would be crucial to asserting control in the game.
And that is exactly what City got when, just five minutes in, striker Dickson found himself free inside the box and made no mistake by clinically guiding the ball past Fabian Mrozek.
The away side remained firmly in control of the game throughout the first period, adapting well to the tricky conditions on Merseyside, restricting the home side to few opportunities, while being able to break through their high press with relative ease.
And we could have doubled our lead when winger Liam Smith found himself through on goal, striking a left-footed effort against the woodwork, meaning we had to settle for a one-goal lead going into half-time.
City kept knocking on the door in search for a second, with Liam Smith and Mebude consistently posing a threat down the flanks.
HOW WE LINED UP
WHAT IT MEANS
With a win and a draw against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace respectively in our opening two Premier League Cup games, this win over Liverpool means City have now guaranteed their place in the quarter-finals of the U18 Premier League Cup.
It is not long until we see the U18s back in action, as they will take on Nottingham Forest in the U18 Premier League at the City Football Academy next week.
Kick-off is at 1pm (UK) on Wednesday 1 December.