Match report City U18s v Chelsea 3 November - Manchester City FC

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  • 03 November 2012 13:30
  • Posted by Nicola McCarthy

Adam Sadler’s men just couldn’t contain a consistently impressive Chelsea side who maintained their unbeaten run with a 2-0 win over the Blues at Platt Lane.

On a chilly but pleasant day in Manchester, the visitors showed why they are league leaders with yet another fine display of football.

City struggled to deal with the table toppers who were straight out of the blocks upon kick-off with Ruben Loftus-Cheek drilling a low shot just wide and Reece Mitchell going close in the initial stages.

Adi Viveash's side were to continue their tidal wave of attack throughout the half, but a last minute clearance from City’s Nathaniel Oseni along with some excellent keeping from Billy O’Brien kept the Blues in the game and it finished goalless after 45 minutes.

But it was a temporary reprieve and Chelsea finally found a breakthrough on 51 minutes when Charlie Colkett slotted the ball into the corner of the net from close range.

Another setback was just around the corner for Adam Sadler’s men when a Nathaniel Oseni foul resulted in the visitors being awarded a penalty. A sigh of relief was breathed when Jessey Strakey’s effort struck the post.

Chelsea did eventually double their lead though and put the game beyond doubt when substitute George Cole finished smartly from the edge of the box.

The result leaves the Blues in fifth place in National Group 3 as they look to their next encounter against Fulham at the same time and place next Saturday.

 

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Match details

Saturday 03 November 2012, 11:00AM

Barclays Premier Academy League

Teams

Manchester City:

O'Brien, El Fitouri, Oseni, Jones, Brown, Horsfield, Hutton (c), Bryan (Nemane, 62), Barker, Bryne (Hardy, 79), McHale

Unused subs:
Albinson, Nuttall, Murray

Bookings:
Oseni, McHale

Chelsea:

Beeney, Wright, Houghton, Ssewankambo, Muleba, Loftus-Cheek (c), Starkey, Mitchell, Kiwomya, Colkett, Hunte

All times are taken from a live feed and are approximate at time of publishing.

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