Coventry City U18s v Manchester City U18s match report - Manchester City FC

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Kieran Kennedy
Season2011/12
Away
  • Coventry

    Coventry City  3

    Clarke-Harris, Daniels, Wiseman

  • Manchester City

    City 4

    Cole, Huws, Henshall, Kennedy

  • Match reports
  • 20 August 2011 15:35
  • Posted by Emily Brobyn

Kieran Kennedy's late goal ensured City’s U18s enjoyed a winning start to the campaign with a thrilling 4-3 away victory in the midlands.

The young Blues couldn’t have wished for a better start, with Devante Cole putting City ahead just 30 seconds into the game.
 
City then doubled their lead when Emyr Huws converted a penalty, but a spot-kick at the other end allowed Coventry to pull a goal back on the brink of half time.

The Blues fired back after the interval with in-form 17-year-old midfielder Alex Henshall finding the net. But the home side piled pressure on and, after scoring again, managed to find an equaliser to make it 3-3.

Despite the equaliser, City remained determined and resolute to control the final 10 minutes. The visitors managed to find the winner with the last kick of the game through England youth star Kieran Kennedy.

Head of Academy Mark Allen said: “It was a pleasing start and an exciting game. However we are looking for a more consistent performance. We were good in patches but we need to be good for the whole game.”

 

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Match details

Saturday 20 August 2011, 11:30AM

Att:350
Barclays Premier Academy League

Teams

Coventry City

Manchester City:

Team: Lawlor, Coulson, Kennedy, Swan (Clowes), Plummer, Huws, Facey, Hiwule, Cole, Drury, Henshall.

All times are taken from a live feed and are approximate at time of publishing.

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