The Patrick Vieira EDS reign got off and running at Hyde on Sunday afternoon.
Kit Symons’ Fulham were the visitors coming off the back of an impressive 2012/13 campaign which saw the Cottagers only narrowly miss out on a place in the Barclays u21 Premier League finals.
On the day, Jordy Hiwula’s 30th minute strike was replied by two second-half goals from Fulham’s Cauley Woodrow to consign City to a narrow defeat.
With first-team boss Manuel Pellegrini in attendance alongside Brian Kidd and Ruben Cousillas, there was no lack of incentive for City’s youngsters to shine on the opening day of the Barclays u21 Premier League season.Read full match report
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