EDS & Academy

City learn Papa John's Trophy group stage opponents

Manchester City’s Under-21s have been drawn against Derby County, Grimsby Town and Mansfield Town in the group stages of the 2022/23 Papa John’s Trophy.

Our youngsters were placed in Group F of the Northern section of the competition.

The draw, which took place live on Sky Sports News, was conducted by former Birmingham striker Clinton Morrison and ex-Tottenham defender Michael Dawson.

Confirmed dates and times - plus details of our coverage - will follow in due course. 

Draw in full:


Group A: Harrogate Town, Hartlepool, Morecambe, Everton U21s

Group B: Bolton Wanderers, Crewe Alexandra, Tranmere Rovers, Leeds United U21s

Group C: Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, Stockport, Wolves U21s

Group D: Accrington Stanley, Rochdale, Salford City, Liverpool U21s

Group E: Barnsley, Doncaster, Lincoln City, Newcastle U21s

Group F: Derby County, Grimsby Town, Mansfield Town, Manchester City U21s

Group G: Barrow, Carlisle, Fleetwood Town, Manchester United U21s

Group H: Bradford City, Burton Albion, Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester City U21s



Group A: Charlton, Colchester, Gillingham, Brighton U21s

Group B: AFC Wimbledon, Crawley, Portsmouth, Aston Villa U21s

Group C: Cheltenham, MK Dons, Walsall, West Ham U21

Group D: Peterborough, Stevenage, Wycombe, Tottenham U21s

Group E: Bristol Rovers, Plymouth, Swindon, Crystal Palace

Group F: Exeter, Forest Green, Newport, Southampton U21s

Group G: Oxford United, Leyton Orient, Sutton United, Chelsea U21s

Group H: Cambridge, Ipswich Town, Northampton, Arsenal U21s


Key dates

Group Matchday One – 31 August 2022

Group Matchday Two – 21 September 2022

Group Matchday Three – 19 October 2022

Round Two – 30 November 2022

Round Three – 14 December 2022

Quarter-Final – 11 January 2023

Semi-Final – 1 February 2023

Final – 2 April 2023

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