Liam Delap saw his debut with a goal as defending champions Manchester City beat Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup third round.
The 17-year-old striker scored in the first half, capturing Phil Foden’s impressive ball before putting a quiet finish behind the goalkeeper.
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But Foden secured the victory late, as he was stabbed after Riyad Mahrez’s shot at the post.
The victory means City travel to Burnley in the Premier League in the fourth round.
It was an unforgettable night for Delab, the son of former Stoke City midfielder Rory.
The striker was one of five teenagers to whom Pep Guardiola made a start in the City youth team that also featured 20-year-olds.
Delap has been only part of City’s youth team since last year after leaving Derby County, but he was impressed with his streak leadership, causing problems with his power and decisive streak, and making him the youngest goal scorer for City in seven years, since Rooney. Lopez against Watford in 2013.
But as impressive as Delab was, Foden was more than that with the 20-year-old being the pre-eminent player in the game as he dictated play the whole time.
Of all the Premier League players since the start of last season, only Kevin De Bruyne (eight matches) and Mohamed Salah (six) have scored and assisted in the same match on more occasions than Foden in all competitions (four).
Bournemouth, relegated to the championship at the end of last season, gave a good account of himself, and he might have been able to advance before Foden had paid if Sowridge had fired quickly when he scored.
But this performance against a team that won the title in the last three seasons in a row, will give them the excitement as they look to take on a challenge for an immediate return to the first division.
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The match ended, Manchester City 2, Bournemouth 1.
The second half ended, Manchester City 2, Bournemouth 1.
Offside, Manchester City. Taylor Harwood-Bellis attempts a through pass, but Liam Delap is caught offside.
Lewis Cook (Bournemouth) received a yellow card for a bad foul.
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the offensive game.
Error from Louis Cook (Bournemouth).
Phil Foden (Manchester City) won with a free kick in the defensive half.
Wrong by Gavin Kilkenny (Bournemouth).
Missed attempt. Sam Sowridge (Bournemouth) headed from the middle of the penalty area close, but missed a right. With the help of Louis Cook after placing a fixed piece.
Wrong by Eric Garcia (Manchester City).
Jordan Zimora (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Kyle Walker (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Error from Dan Gosling (Bournemouth).
Eric Garcia (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Wrong from Sam Surig (Bournemouth).
Liam Delab (Manchester City) received a yellow card due to a bad foul.
Wrong by Liam Delab (Manchester City).
Mark Travers (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Missed attempt. Ferran Torres (Manchester City) shoots with his left foot from outside the penalty area high and wide to the right. With the help of Raheem Sterling.
Alternative, Bournemouth. Gavin Kilkenny replaces David Brooks.
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