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Watch: Cole Palmer shines with classy brace, Kayky also in the goals as Man City U23s bag seven


 

Footage of Manchester City's Academy outfit running riot during a meeting with Everton has come to the fore on Friday.

For those not aware, the Sky Blues' latest crop of up-and-coming talent clinched fresh glory last weekend, sealing a 2nd successive Premier League 2 crown courtesy of a 3-1 win at Elland Road.

Brian Barry-Murphy's troops, in turn, returned to action earlier this evening, aware that they had little to play for in a meeting with relegation-battling Everton.

City's stars, though, certainly didn't allow what could have been viewed as a lack of motivation to affect their eventual performance on Friday.

Instead, the Etihad hosts absolutely ran riot, to emerge on the right side of a head-turning 7-0 scoreline.

The highly-regarded Cole Palmer unsurprisingly prove central, bagging a brace, including a stunning set-piece strike, to guide the Citizens into a 3-goal advantage inside the 40-minute mark.

And the onslaught only continued across the 2nd-half, as Kayky, Liam Delap (2) and Oscar Bobb added to Rico Lewis' earlier effort, to round out another stellar night's work on the part of the Premier League 2 champions:

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Turning attentions back towards the senior setup on the blue half of Manchester, Pep Guardiola's troops will of course be hopeful of taking their own fresh step towards silverware this weekend.

Sitting a point clear of Liverpool at the Premier League's summit, City are set to make the trip to Yorkshire for a meeting with Jesse Marsch's resolute Leeds United.

The champions, though, could actually have slipped to 2nd in the table by the time kick-off rolls around at Elland Road, with Liverpool primed to feature in Saturday's lunch-time kick-off, at St. James' Park.

 

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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