Date: 26th September 2018 at 8:10am
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Crewe Alexandra.
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Manchester City U21

Alexandra Stadium

Checkatrade Trophy - Northern Section Group D

25/09/2018 7:30 pm

Attendance: 810

Crewe Alexandra. Manchester City U21
A Nicholls (51) A Dele-Bashiru (2), L Gonzalez (22), T Richards (78 pen), H Ogunby (90)
Ben Garratt Tom Scott
Corey Whelan Alpha Richard Dionkou
George Ray Colin Rösler
Perry Ng Nathaniel Ogbeta
Kevin O'Connor Jeremie Frimpong
Callum Ainley (45) Felix Nmecha (59)
Tom Lowery (76) Iker Pozo La Rosa
Ryan Wintle Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru
Oliver Finney Rabbi Matondo
Shaun Miller (77) Lorenzo Gonzalez (73)
Jordan Bowery Ian Carlo Poveda-Ocampo


Michael Raynes Taylor Richards (59)
Chris Porter (77) Keyendrah Simmonds
James Jones (76) Henri Ogunby (73)
Dave Richards Ben Knight
Alex Nicholls (45) Curtis Anderson
Charlie Kirk Lewis Fiorini
Lewis Reilly Taylor Harwood-Bellis 980)

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 13
2 On Target 7
1 Corners 5
9 Fouls 9
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
45 % 55

Tuesday 25 September 2018 ended up being triumphant for both Manchester City seniors as well as the EDS lads. While the first team came away from Oxford United victorious in the third round of the Carabao Cup 3-0 City’s Academy starlets were cruising past League Two outfit Crewe Alexandra.

Checkatrade Trophy – Northern Section Group D

Crewe Alexandra 1-4 Manchester City EDS

Seventy-one Blues mingled with the 810 Alexandra Stadium crowd, and by all accounts, those in attendance were thoroughly entertained by Paul Harsley’s U21s.

Tom Dele-Bashiru began the goal-fest with just 120 seconds on the clock with a well-worked goal then a beautiful piece of play from Lorenzo Gonzalez 20 minutes later gave the visitors a two-goal cushion.

Crewe’s Alex Nichols came on at halftime and six minutes from the restart got one back for the home side.

City’s Taylor Richards restored the two-goal lead from the penalty spot with only 12 minutes to go then fellow substitute Henri Ogunby made it four on the stroke of fulltime.

Crewe manager David Artell.

 “It was difficult for the players tonight because they didn’t know the opposition, but that doesn’t mean they can make poor decisions on the ball. It has to improve.”

Checkatrade Trophy – Northern Section Group D

  • Manchester City U21 – played 2 – points – 4
  • Crewe Alexandra – played 2 – points – 4
  • Shrewsbury Town – played 1 – points – 2
  • Tranmere Rovers – played 1 – points – 0

City’s EDS will face their third and final group game against Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday 30 October.