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City U18s to begin title defence against West Brom

TROPHY HAUL: Can City U18s repeat the success of last season?

TROPHY HAUL: Can City U18s repeat the success of last season?

Our U18s will begin the defence of their Premier League title at home to West Bromwich Albion on 13 August.

Lee Carsley’s first match in charge will take place at the CFA only hours before Pep Guardiola’s first team begin their Premier League season against Sunderland.

It’s likely to be a baptism of fire in the North Group for the 42-year-old coach who took over from Jason Wilcox this summer as fixtures against Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United all feature in the opening period of the season.

The first Manchester derby of the season at U18 level is scheduled for Saturday 17 September at the City Football Academy with the return taking place on the 3 December at United’s Carrington ground.

The final match of the initial stage will then take place on 18 February at home against Middlesbrough.

Where City end up in the North Group will decide which group they go into, with the top four from both the north and south regions going into a national Group 1

At that stage, clubs will only play each other once before the Premier League champion is decided.

 

Fixtures:

 

13/8/2016           City v West Brom

20/8/2016           Everton v City

27/8/2016           City v Liverpool

10/9/2016           Blackburn v City

17/9/2016           City v Manchester United

24/9/2016           Sunderland v City

1/10/2016           City v Wolves

15/10/2016        City v Derby

22/10/2016        Newcastle v City

29/10/2016        City v Stoke

5/11/2016           Middlesbrough v City

19/11/2016        City v Everton

26/11/2016        West Brom v City

3/12/2016           United v City

10/12/2016        City v Blackburn

7/1/2017             Liverpool v City

14/1/2017           City v Sunderland

21/1/2017           Wolves v City

28/1/2017           City v Newcastle

4/2/2017             Derby v City

11/2/2017           Stoke v City

18/2/2017           City v Middlesbrough

 

Interview

What does an Academy player do in summer?

City u18s wrapped up their title-winning league campaign a fortnight ago but only broke up for the close season on Thursday.

We caught up with their Head Coach Jason Wilcox to find out what a summer looks like for an academy footballer at the club.

Picture Special

Picture special: City u18s are champions!

Match Report

Five-star City finish on a high

City’s U18s bowed out of the season in style with a convincing 5-0 victory over Fulham at the Academy Stadium.

City’s U18s bowed out of the season in style with a convincing 5-0 victory over Fulham at the Academy Stadium.