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  • 09 October 2010 13:37
  • Posted by Tim Oscroft

City's Under 18s left it late but carved out a deserved win over Everton at Platt Lane on Saturday morning.

Albert Rusnak pounced in the last minute of normal time as the young Blues responded to last week's first defeat of the season in the perfect manner.

Harry Bunn's cross found George King, and his ball back across the box was perfectly timed for the Slovakian midfielder to knock in from within the six yard box.

The two sides were evenly matched in the first half, with the visitors putting the ball in the net at a free kick only for an offside flag to deny them the lead. That decision was hotly disputed by the Everton bench, and their City counterparts felt that they should have had a penalty when Harry Bunn was brought down in the box just before the break.

Coach Scott Sellars had called for a big response to the defeat to West Brom, and after urging the lads on in his half time team talk, City had the upper hand for most of the last 45 minutes. George King was denied by the feet of Everton keeper Davies when one-on-one at the midpoint of the half, and despite not being able to convert possession into goals City stuck to their task well before justice was seen to be done in the dying seconds.

The Under 16s made it a pair of victories with a 3-0 win over their Evertonian counterparts.

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Match details

Saturday 09 October 2010, 11:00AM

Barclays Premier Academy League

Teams

Manchester City:

Wood, Coulson, T Skogsrud, Kennedy (K Skogsrud 90), Meppen-Walters, Clowes, Robinson, Rusnak, Bunn, Angel Roman (Evans 59), Henshall (King 59)

Unused subs:
Morrisey

Everton:

Davies, Barrow, Garbutt, Murphy, Hammar, Kinsella, Orengua (Cummins 80), Dobie (Lundstrum 46), Hope (Higgins 80), McAlleny, Craig.

Unused subs:
Browning, Roberts.

Bookings:
Lundstrum

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