Watch bite-sized action from City's Elite Development Squad's first Premier League 2 game of 2024.

Our Under-21s suffered a night of disappointment on our return to PL2 action away at St George’s Park.

Pitted against an experienced Stoke, City went in at the break behind to Will Smith’s early header and then went 2-0 down when Nathan Lowe struck soon after the restart.

Kane Taylor‘s fine 78th chip prompted hopes of a City fightback but Lowe then scored again for his second and Stoke’s third.

To compound matters City then went down to 10 men when Mahamadou Susoho was shown a second yellow card before Stoke struck twice more in injury time through Liam McCarron and a 96th minute Lowe penalty which sealed his hat-trick.

Watch brief highlights in the video above.