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Leicester City have won the U16 Premier League Cup!

A Jake Evans rocket in extra time saw Leicester City Under-16s beat Manchester City 2-1 to win the U16 Premier League Cup.

An Evans penalty opened the scoring at the King Power Stadium before Christian Dunbar-McDonald sent the game into extra-time as a second stunning Evans strike decided the cup final in favor of the Foxes.

City were up for the occasion and started strongly in a game that consisted of two 40-minute halves, forcing an early chance at the King Power Stadium when Evans’ trickery allowed space on the wing to cut inside with his left foot favorite but the final effort hit the side netting.

Leicester left-back William Daniels looked dangerous, trying to find his forwards with early crosses but to no avail, before Man City had their best chance of the half when the ball fell to Regan Heskey after shaken in the box – but he shot over the bar.


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Jake Evans

Jake Evans

Jake Evans scored a brace in the final.

At the start of the second half in the final, the hosts were on the rise again, producing good chances from wings Jeremy Monga and Evans, coming closest when a good run from Luqman Aideed ended with Louis Page firing over from inside the box six. box.

Eventually persistence paid off for the young Foxes who broke the deadlock with just over 10 minutes from the penalty spot. Daniels’ cut to Monga put the Citizens’ defense on edge, forcing them to go to ground, fouling #7 inside the box; Then Evans stepped up, sent the keeper the wrong way and fired the ball into the bottom left corner.

Unfortunately for Leicester, Man City fought back and equalized with five minutes remaining when Dunbar-McDonald took advantage of two defenders, fresh into the game, cut inside and found the far corner past Freddie Marson.


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Leicester City Under-16s

Leicester City Under-16s

Lifting the trophy.

We went into extra time with 10 minutes to play in each half and the first two tries fell to the Leicester scorer who received the ball on the wing and hit the side netting before testing Oliver Whatmuff from distance.

With both teams tired on their feet, the game needed a hero and it came in the form of Evans for Leicester. Big credit to Aideed for driving into the Man City half before playing the ball to his team-mate who did the rest, finding the underside of the crossbar before the back of the net to crown the Foxes champions.

Town: Marson; Sutherington (Jacklin 74′), Diallo (Toko 74′), Adedeji, Daniels; Lawrence, Page; Evans, Aideed (De Lisle 92′), Monga; Hutchinson (Owusu 87′).

Unused subscriptions: Stretton.

Port: Evans 68′ (pen), 95′.

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