Unfortunately City YTH were beaten by Arsenal YTH at home tonight and now have a lot of work to do in the second leg if they are to turn the tie around.
It was disappointing to watch our lads get beat tonight, but they do have a lot of quality in the squad and I am sure this tie is far from over as far as City are concerned.
The first goal of the game tonight came from Alex Nimely-Tchuimeni. Boyata managed to get the ball to Trippier after some neat defensive work, Trippier then sent a long pass over to Nimely-Tchuimeni who charged into the box and put the ball into the back of the net. Arsenal didn't give up and came back with two goals. Jay Thomas was their first scorer after heading home from a Wilshere corner, Gilles Sunu got the second Arsenal goal when he hit the ball across the goal keeper and in to the bottom corner.
City now face the battle of trying to overturn the result in the second leg at the Emirates on the 22nd of April.
Man City starting eleven:
Clegg, Trippier, Cunningham, Wabara, Boyata, Tutte, Benali, Ibrahim, Mak, Nimely-Tchuimeni, Chantler
Subs: E Johansen, Tse, (Helan on for Chantler 86), (Elabdellaoui on for Nimely-Tchuimeni 75) , (Redshaw on for Mak 86)
Arsenal starting eleven:
Shea, Eastman, Cruise, Frimpong, Bartley, Ayling, Watt, Coquelin, Sunu, Wilshere, Thomas
Subs: Evina, Mann, Deacon, Freeman, Atobe