City’s second string emerged from winter hibernation to produce one of their best performances of the season in a 3-3 draw at Liverpool.
Having been thwarted by the weather and been confined to the training ground since the Senior Cup romp over Bury on December 15, the Blues emerged full of vim and vigour for their top of the table shoot out with the Anfield men.
Twice in the first half City fell behind but goals from Donal McDermott, Alex Nimely – who scored a hat-trick on his last outing - and James Poole were enough to catapult the visitors into the lead until a late equaliser kept the Anfield men on top of the pile in the race for the title.
Team: Nielsen, Trippier, Cunningham, Ibrahim (Chantler 79), Wabara, Vidal, Mak, Tutte (Kay 72), Nimely, Poole, McDermott.
Subs: T Johansen, Redshaw, Veseli, Moore.