Manchester City's Under-18s moved within one win of the Under-18 Premier League North title thanks to an emphatic 5-0 win away at Stoke City.

First half strikes from Carlos Borges and Darko Gyabi, plus second half goals from Oscar Bobb, Sam Edozie and a Callum Doyle penalty secured a superb three points on the road for Carlos Vicens and his team.


The City youngsters knew that victory over the Potters would edge them ever closer to the league title, and therefore looked to dominate from the off.

After a controlling first half-hour at Clayton Wood, City’s patient build-up play was rewarded with the all-important break through, as Bobb set up Borges at the back post for his 11th league goal of the campaign.

Soon after things got even better for Vicens’ side as midfielder, Gyabi netted his second goal in as many games to give the City youngsters some valuable breathing space at the break.

Vicens’ men carried on in a similar fashion after the interval, and all but secured the three points with two second half goals in the space of two minutes.

First Bobb was on hand to add our third of the afternoon just before the hour mark, before Borges assisted Edozie a minute later to move City out of sight.

Just under 10 minutes later the City youngsters capped off yet another scintillating show in front of goal from the penalty spot, as Doyle netted our fifth from from 12-yards on an afternoon to remember for Vicens and his side.


Mikki Van Sas‘ goal was protected by by a back four of Kwaku Oduroh, Jadel Katongo, Callum Doyle and Juan Larios.

Shea Charles, Darko Gyabi and Micah Hamilton formed our midfield, whilst Sam Edozie and Carlos Borges occupied the wings.

Oscar Bobb led the line up-front.


Victory means City remain two points behind leaders Manchester United in the league table.

However, with United’s campaign now finished City know victory in our final outing in midweek will secure Vicens and his team the Under-18 Premier League North title.


City’s title decider comes on Wednesday 12 May, as we take on Burnley away from home at 13:00 (UK).