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Match Report | Season 2017/18

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Manchester City Club Crest City 4
Derby County Derby 1

Premier League 2 Att: Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Manchester City

4

Garre 21'

Nmecha 46'

Nmecha 57'

Nmecha 68'

4 - 1

Derby County

1

Jakobsen 90+3'

Referee
Paul Marsden

Manchester City:

  • Muric
  • Duhaney
  • Adarabioyo
  • Francis
  • Wilson
  • Davenport (c)
  • Matondo
  • Dele-Bashiru
  • Diaz Nmecha 45’
  • Diallo Richards 63’
  • Garre
Unused subs
Oliver, Scott, Gonzalez.

Derby County:

  • Banks
  • Stabana
  • Lowe Bateman 64’
  • Hanson
  • Wassall
  • MacDonald
  • Thomas
  • Guy
  • Walker
  • Vernam Jakobsen 64’
  • Babos (c).
Unused subs
Cover, Yates, Bird.

Manchester City EDS secured their second Premier League 2 win of the season with a 4-1 victory against Derby County.

Substitute Lukas Nmecha was the hero, netting an impressive hat-trick to add to Benjamin Garre's open as City walked away from the Academy Stadium with three points.

What happened

The first half progressed slowly with Derby County securing the first chance of the game as Lewis Walker’s strike was shifted around the left post by goalkeeper Aro Muric.

Muric was called upon just moments later and this time the keeper comfortably caught Charles Vernam’s straight fired shot.

City pressed on, and Demeaco Duhaney’s clever footwork just outside the box nearly resulted in a goal for Tom Dele-Bashiru.

The EDS’ hard-work and determination was rewarded after 21 minutes as Brahim Diaz rippled around the defence to find Garre, who netted a low shot into the goal.

Rabbi Matondo looked threatening throughout the first-half, and nearly struck with a curled shot which look destined for the top left corner, but was well-saved by Derby stopper Josh Banks.

Their efforts meant the Blues went into the tunnel 1-0 up at half-time.

On their return to the pitch, Diaz was substituted for Nmecha, who made an incredible impact.

Within seconds of his introduction the striker won a penalty and promptly converted the spot kick himself.

Almost ten minutes later he did the same, calming slid his second goal into the net.

The hat-trick was completed with a fine close-range strike which flew straight passed Banks, and meant City confidently executed the final 20 minutes until added time when Derby County managed to claw a goal back.

How they lined up

Aro Muric stepped up to feature in goal against Derby County, while Demeaco Duhaney, Tosin Adarabioyo, Ed Francis and Tyreke Wilson made up City’s defence.

In midfield, skipper Jacob Davenport accompanied Rabbi Matondo and Tom Dele-Bashiru while Brahim Diaz and Benjamin Garre flanked Sadou Diallo.

What it means

City secured their second set of three points in the Premier League 2, which takes their current tally up to nine points in eight games. 

Up next

Next, Simon Davies' side face Bradford City away at the Northern Commercial Stadium in the Checkatrade Trophy. 

The match will take place on Tuesday 24 October, with kick-off at 6.30pm. 

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