A spirited second half fight-back from City’s Elite Development squad went without reward against an experienced Chelsea under-21 outfit.
Goals from Chelsea’s John Swift and Martin Christensen bookended the first-half and were enough to settle a cagey encounter in sun-drenched West London.
Jordy Hiwula replied for City with 20 minutes to play but the Sky Blues couldn’t find an equaliser their much improved second half performance warranted.
With Norwich City hosting the Chelsea first-team on Sunday afternoon, Stamford Bridge was the venue for this, City’s sixth Barclays u21 Premier League assignment.Read full match report
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