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Boy Blues crash.

City's youth team were downed 3-0 in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final last night against Liverpool at Anfield.

The match, also shown on Sky appeared to be fairly well attended and the City fans were certainly in fine vocal form which didn't appear to be matched out on the pitch.

I only caught the first half before shooting off to play myself, but apart from a good opportunity which was spurned by Etuhu, from what I saw it looked to be a disappointing display from the kids and seemed to be a mirror image of some of the problems witnessed in the first team of late - lack of cohesion amongst the side, wasted possession and territorial advantage and an overall lack of quality to be able to win the game.

The two players down the left hand side - Shaleum Logan and Karl Moore impressed me and what creative spark there was came from them but the much vaunted front two of Sturridge and Etuhu lacked sharpness and struggled to make their presence felt.

There is always a chane of overturning a 2-0 first leg lead, but Liverpool's late third makes the task virtually impossible now.