In a game that could have ended 6-6, City and Mansfield Town served up an entertaining, end-to-end Papa Johns Trophy clash.
The League Two side were physically strong and organised and a terrific test for the young Blues.
Brian Barry-Murphy's side impressed for long periods, playing the ball from back to front with a calmness and precision that is in the Manchester City DNA.
Though the Stags edged the game with a late winner, there is much to admire from this performance as this exciting crop of youngsters battle to the end.
Watch the best of the action on the video above.
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