EDS & Academy

Highlights: Blackburn Rovers U23s 2-1 City EDS

Watch the best of the action as Manchester City's Elite Development Squad fell to a late defeat against Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League 2.

The hosts snatched all three points in the 97th-minute, when Lewis Thompson turned a free-kick in from close range, after City ‘keeper James Trafford had been sent off for a collision with a Rovers’ forward.


It was a cruel ending for Enzo Maresca’s side, who had established an early lead when James McAtee fired into the top corner from 18-yards and dominated for long periods of the game.

But they handed the Lancashire outfit a lifeline when  Connor McBride scored with a rare shot on goal in the 71st minute, before Thompson struck to inflict an agonising defeat.

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