Kelechi Iheanacho’s penalty in the 89th minute proved decisive, as City were edged out in a thrilling, end-to-end encounter at Wembley Stadium.
Our new No. 10 Jack Grealish made his debut, coming off the bench to thunderous applause from the City faithful with 25 minutes to play.
There was also a first senior bow for 18-year-old winger Sam Edozie who, after a standout pre-season, again impressed on the left flank.
Despite the low scoreline, both sides carved out several clearcut chances, with an Ilkay Gundogan free-kick forcing an impressive diving save from Kasper Schmeichel early on.
At the other end, City were thankful to Zack Steffen for a phenomenal save to deny Jamie Vardy late in the first half.
But our American stopper was finally beaten late on when, despite getting a hand to Iheanacho's spotkick, couldn't prevent the Nigerian from finding the top corner.
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