EDS & Academy

Dele-Bashiru maintains unbeaten run for U18s

DELE-BASHIRU: City's scorer today takes part in training
Premier League U18 Cup
Premier League U18 Cup
Thu 14 Mar
Read what happened when Lee Carsley's City travelled to Blackburn for their U18s Premier League fixture...

What happened…

Tom Dele-Bashiru's first half equaliser ensured City maintained their unbeaten start to the season with 1-1 draw at Rovers' Brockhall training ground.

City goalkeeper Aro Muric saved a penalty midway through the first half but it was shortly afterwards that Rovers took the lead through striker Daniel Butterworth. 

It was on the stroke of half-time that Dele-Bashiru's equaliser came, with the midfielder firing a long range strike past Rovers goalkeeper Ben Ascroft.

City made several substitutions in the second half as they chased a second. Lorenzo Gonzalez, Iker Pozo and Ian Carlo Poveda came on for Joe Hardy, Tyreke Wilson and Colin Rosler respectively but couldn't force the winner.

What it means…

Lee Carsley’s Blues have two wins and two draws from their opening four matches of the U18 Premier League season.

City face Manchester United at the Academy Stadium at 12pm next Saturday. Ticket information will be available early next week.

How they lined up…

Arijanet Muric continued in goal. Colin Rosler played his third match in a row at right-back with Tyreke Wilson remaining an ever present on the left side. Captain Joel Latibeaudiere was joined in the centre of defence by Ash Kigbu, making his first start of the season.

Ed Francis sat behind Tom Dele-Bashiru and Phil Foden in the centre of midfield looking to supply wingers Luke Bolton and Jadon Sancho who were supporting striker Joe Hardy.

Blackburn XI: Ascroft, Jackson, Thompson, Grayson, Doyle, Magloire, Pemberton, Mols, Butterworth, Lynch, Wright

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