EDS & Academy

Under 18s seal Premier League North title

Manchester City have won the 2021/22 Under-18 Premier League North Division to make it back-to-back title victories

Ben Wilkinson’s side sealed the title in the wake of nearest rivals Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat at home to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday afternoon

With the Merseysiders only having two games of the season left to play and City seven points clear it means we cannot be overhauled and so have retained our crown.

City have won five of the last seven North Division titles and we will now go on to defend the national title we won last season against Fulham.

The league triumph completes a successful debut campaign for Wilkinson, who succeeded Carlos Vicens as Lead Coach at the start of this season and who has also guided City to Under-17 Premier League Cup success earlier this season.

Wilkinson’s youngsters have achieved a remarkable level of consistency throughout the league campaign, winning 16 of our 23 games to date.

Our success was built on excellence at both ends of the pitch.


City's rock-solid defence conceded just 24 goals to date - the best record in the country and we have also proven to be a potent attacking force in the North Division, scoring 65 times so far with three games to play.

The Under-18 North title adds to what has been a superb 2021/22 campaign for City’s Academy.

Wilkinson’s side follow in the footsteps of our Elite Development Squad, who retained the Premier League 2 trophy last Friday.

Meanwhile Pep Guardiola’s first team currently lead the way in the Premier League as we look to retain the title we secured last season with five games of the season remaining.

Everyone at Manchester City congratulates Ben, the Under-18 squad and staff on this fantastic achievement.