Chelsea U21s 2 Manchester City U21's 1

By Gavin Cooper/Andrew Waldon, Fri 15 August 2014 20:58

Chelsea U21s 2 Manchester City U21's 1EDS down to ten men are sunk by last minute injury time goal


Gunn, Maffeo, Tasende, Bossaerts, Facey, Glendon, Bytyqi, Fofana, Ambrose(Hiwula), Ntcham (Horsfield), Cole

Subs: Lawlor (GK), Byrne, Pozo

Goal Scorer: Maffeo


It was a much changed City EDS side that opened  their under 21 campaign against a Chelsea side that beat them on penalty’s in last season’s semi- final play offs.

Several of that side have now taken the next step in their career and found playing time out on loan at a various clubs, whether it be abroad or in the United Kingdom, therefore allowing many members of last season’s promising under 18 squad to move up a level.

All tweets are taken from the official MCFC twitter account

GOAL!!! Pablo Maffeo gives City a second minute lead - his first goal for the EDS! Fires in after a corner wasn't cleared. 1-0.

7. Really good goalkeeping from Angus Gunn to deny Loftus-Cheek - the City keeper races out to smother at the Chelsea forward's feet.

12. Yellow card for Chelsea's Kane - he is late to the tackle after Mathias Bossaerts broke past him. Bytyqi stands over the free-kick.

13. WOODWORK! Great hit from Bytyqi - he strikes the free-kick against the angle of post and crossbar. Unlucky! Still Chelsea 0-1 City EDS.

17. First City yellow card and it's Olivier Ntcham who gets it for a tug on Boga's shorts. Vieira's men have started really brightly.

19. Close! Devante Cole thinks he's doubled City's tally but Mitchell Beeney makes a brilliant fingertip save to turn his shot away.

34. Another great save by Gunn - he's quick off his line again to block Musonda's goal bound strike after Chelsea broke City's lines.

41. What a block by Maffeo! Kiwomya looked in but the Spaniard flung himself in to deflect the Chelsea forward's strike out for a corner.

43. Inches! Cole leads a counter-attack for City - he breezes away from the Chelsea full-back but his shot is just wide of the far post.

HALF TIME: Chelsea 0 Manchester City 1

48. Sidenetting! Bytyqi is on the end of an inventive corner routine - he tries to beat Beeney on his near post but it's the wrong side.

52. It's a third excellent one-on-one save by Angus Gunn! This time, he saves with his feet when the Chelsea striker looked odds-on.

60. First City change and it's last season's Academy Player of the Year Ambrose who is being replaced by last year's EDS top-scorer, Hiwula.

64. Second City change - Olivier Ntcham was on a booking... James Horsfield has taken his place. 25 minutes to go here.

75. Off the line! City's Cole goes around Beeney, takes a touch and aims for the bottom corner but Christensen is there to head away.

77. Goal Chelsea. So cruel on Pablo Maffeo - he deflects a Kiwomya cross into his own net. Chelsea 1-1 City EDS.

81. Shay Facey has been sent off for City - a second bookable offence for the England youth international after he took out Solanki.

87. City holding on here since going down to ten men - showing great heart and resilience to hold off the reigning champions.

90. Three minutes of additional time here - can ten-man City EDS hold on for a really impressive point on the opening night of the season?

90+2. Goal Chelsea. They can't... Musonda scores in the final minute of injury time to surely deny City a point. 2-1 Chelsea.


FULLTIME: Chelsea 2 Manchester City 1

Posted in EDS Match Reports by Gavin Cooper/Andrew Waldon.

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