U18s beat table-toppers Man City

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Goals from Tom Davies and Arlen Birch saw Everton Under-18s come from behind to leapfrog Manchester City and move into top spot in the Premier League U18 North Group on Saturday.

A slip from Curtis Langton on the edge of the box was quickly seized upon, the City young midfielder made no mistake in emphatically slamming the ball past Russell Griffiths in the Everton goal.

The lead, however, was to be short-lived as the Blues hit back just three minutes later to equalise with their first real opening. Calum Dyson's whipped cross from the right found Tyrone Duffus at the back post and the midfielder's headed knock-down was tapped home by Tom Davies.

City continued to press and almost regained their lead with a wonderstrike soon after, a rasping 25-yard volley which required an athletic diving stop from Griffiths to keep the scores level. But Everton began to grow into the half and exerted some prolonged periods of pressure of their own.

A surging run from the tireless Delial Brewster found Dyson down the right, but his chipped effort sailed agonisingly over the crossbar with the City goalkeeper well beaten.

The Everton youngsters took the lead on 71 minutes, substitute Birch curling a sublime left-footed effort into the far corner from 15-yards with his very first touch.

Everton U18s: Griffiths; Thorniley, Graham, Langton, Jones; Shannon (80' Walsh), Davies, Charsley (70' Donohue); Dyson (70' Birch), T Duffus, Brewster.

Quotes or other material sourced from EvertonFC.com

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