Defeat also for the U.23's in their season opener v. Man Utd
DATE: 15.08.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK
City fielded a strong team against Man
Utd, and there were hopes for more than a donut. But that was all
Steve Beaglehole's players achieved, and with one goal for Man Utd
it all ended in a 1-0 defeat.
New signings George Thomas and Robert Huth were both in the City
team line-up and it was a good 11 fielded this Monday afternoon. A
new face was also in the line up, trialist Harry Hudson, who is a
player born in 2000 and from the West Ham United Academy.
The game was one, as Beaglehole said, that
could have ended in a 0-0 draw. City had a number of chances in the
end, but great saves from the O'Hara in the Man Utd goal stopped
George Thomas came close with a header from a Josh Gordon cross, and
the former Coventry City and Wales U.20 international could have got
the equaliser but it never happened.
Hamza Choudhury looked sharp in midfield, with Robert Huth making
his return, playing 60 minutes. He will gradually be back to full
fitness and be ready for selection. Craig Shakespeare watched the
game from the stands.
Mitchell scored the winner for Man Utd after 61 minutes. A great
free kick dipped under Daniel Iversen's cross bar, the Danish youth
international had no chance to save that excellent placed shot.
City defender Connor Wood came close in the end with a well placed
shot, but O'Hara in the Man Utd goal showed some fantastic skills
and again managed to get his hands on the ball and box it over the
Despite not getting a result, there was as Beaglehole said, a lot of
positives. After watching the clips from the game, Hamza Choudhury
looked as the best player among the City group.
Next up is Everton away, not an easy task. This is a competetive
league and City have to get the line-up right to be able to pick
points and keep their place in the best party.
The LCFC are following up in the best way possible, and to get the
games live is a new dimention that is well appriciated. For us who
follow Leicester City in thick and thin it's a fantastic way to be
able to get a closer look, not being able to be around the teams on
a daily basis.
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