City continued their excellent Premier League 2 form at the Academy Stadium against their Liverpool counterparts...

City have moved top of the Premier League 2 table after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Liverpool at the Academy Stadium.

After his brace at Southampton earlier in the weekPaolo Fernandes was yet again the match winner as his first half strike proved the difference between two excellent technical sides.

Making his first appearance at any level this season after a promotion to the first team squad, Angus Gunn took his place between the posts.

James HorsfieldCameron HumphreysTosin Adarabioyo and Angelino were the experienced defence protecting Gunn’s goal.

Sadou Diallo sat at the base of the midfield behind captain for the night Rodney Kongolo and Paolo Fernandes while Javairo Dilrosun and Luke Bolton, fresh from an assist on his Premier League 2 debut on Monday, flanked Brahim Diaz.