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Checkatrade Trophy Quarter-Final draw details

COMPETITION: Manchester City's Academy side will again play in the Checkatrade Trophy this season.

COMPETITION: Manchester City's Academy side will again play in the Checkatrade Trophy this season.

Manchester City will face Sunderland in the Quarter-Final of this season’s Checkatrade Trophy.

City’s Under 21s booked our place in the last eight after beating Rochdale 4-2 in Tuesday’s last 16 clash at the Crown Oil Arena where the Blues fought back from 2-0 down.

In the previous knockout round of 32, City secured a 5-3 win on penalties at Barnsley after the teams had drawn 3-3 over 90 minutes.

Now Paul Harsley's side face a trip to the Stadium of Light to take on the League One high-fliers.

Sunderland secured their place in the quarter-finals thanks to a 4-0 win over Newcastle Under-21s.

OH WHAT A NIGHT: The Blues celebrate a stunning victory



Rochdale 2-4 City U21s: Match highlights

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The Blues started as one of 16 Under-21 teams competing in the 2018/19 instalment of the competition, with EDS boss Harsley overseeing the squad.

Checkatrade Trophy last eight games must be played in the week commencing January 21.

The exact date and time of the quarter-final tie will be confirmed in the coming days.

Quarter-final draw:

Portsmouth v Peterborough

Bristol Rovers v Port Vale

Sunderland v Manchester City U21s

Bury v Oxford United

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Luke Bolton says Manchester City’s Under-21s won’t be distracted by talk of a potential Wembley appearance as the squad gears up for a Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final.

Under-21s striker Luke Bolton looks ahead to the prospect of City's Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final

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ALL SMILES: City's Under-21 players celebrate after Jayden Braaf's second goal during our 4-2 Checkatrade Trophy win at Rochdale

EDS boss Paul Harsley hailed the courage and conviction of his young players after Manchester City’s Under-21s booked our place in the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-finals with a thrilling 4-2 win at Rochdale on Tuesday night.

Manchester City EDS manager Paul Harsley gives his verdict on dramatic Checkatrade Trophy victory away at Rochdale

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