City and Newcastle was a tale of two halves. The City team had just lost 3 matches in their campaign whereas Newcastle won 3 matches. The match essentially was about the strongest team taking on the weakest and coming out on top. This time, Goliath killed David.
City ensured their title win when Liverpool Under 18s dropped points against Nottingham Forest. City went in to the match in a positive mindset and went out with an even more positive result.
William Dickinson and Nico O’Reilly scored a 3 a piece and completed their hattricks for City. While Carlos Borges and Josh Adam found the back of the net twice. Kian Breckin, Adedire Mebude and Matthew Whittingham scored a goal each to get the scorecard to a grand total of 13 goals.
City celebrations took place after the final whistle as the youngsters had just won the title twice in a row. The City Under 18 will face either of West Ham or Southampton Under 18s in the national final.
The City side still have two more games until the big final namely – Sunderland and Burnley. According to reports, The final will take place in a “Big Stadium” however the stadium is unknown at the moment. The City side have won three title since the rebranding of the Under 18 Premier League in 2015/16.
What it means for City senior team?
The City senior team is one of the strongest teams in world football. However, Their team consists of ageing players in key positions and require replacements in the future. This is where the youngsters come in. Youth always tend to have the hunger and energy that the senior players lack more often than not. Moreover, The youth side is trained in a way that they fit into Guardiola’s playstyle. Hence, They will have a great time when the call comes eventually.
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