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Man City u18 manager was happy with his side’s performance against Norwich City



Man City u18 manager was happy with his side’s performance against Norwich City

The Blues under 18 manager Gareth Taylor & Co. visited East Anglia to face the Canaries.

The home side took the lead before Felix Nmecha’s penalty equalize the score. The game ended with 2-2 after Tommy Doyle’s incredible strike square with Jaden Thompson-Brissett’s effort.

The under 18 manager told “This is a Cup competition and unfortunately we’re not going to progress but we have had three really good challenges within it.

“Southampton was good because we were playing a much older side and we were very young on that day, the Reading game – the 1-1 draw in the Cup was one of our best challenges this season, and Norwich which was also a great challenge, and that’s all we want for the players.

“Winning 4-0 or 5-0 is great but what do we learn about the players? I think we learnt a lot about them today.”

The manager explained that he was happy with his side’s performance in the second half against Norwich City.

“It was probably a classic game of two halves really,” Gareth stated. “I thought we were a little slow and lethargic in the first period – probably taking too many touches and not really breaking enough lines and playing in between.

“But in the second period I thought we were very good.

“Without wanting to make excuses: it was a long journey down here [to Norwich] so the lads were probably feeling a bit leggy – you could hear them breathing and panting.

“On top of that, I thought it looked like we were giving it away a little in terms of age as we are a young team.

“I thought it was an excellent challenge for us and was a really good game as both teams wanted the win, and we could have won it potentially – but I was really pleased with the second-half performance.”

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