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Win boosts Man City qualification hopes

12 Feb 2017
Man Utd 1-3 Man City, PL2

Citizens beat Group C leaders Colchester to stay in with a chance of reaching last 16

Manchester City beat Group C leaders Colchester United 3-0 at the City Academy Stadium to stay in with a chance of reaching the knockout stages.

Colchester’s Brendan Ocran scored an early own goal before efforts from Demeaco Duhaney and Isaac Buckley-Rickets (pictured above) clinched victory for Simon Davies’s team.

See: Premier League Cup tables

The Citizens moved up to second place with one match remaining, level on points with third-placed Hull City and one behind Colchester having played one more fixture than both of them. The top two from each group reach the PL Cup round of 16.

Man City’s final group match is a trip to Hull on Monday 27 February. Colchester next face a visit to Derby County on the same day.

See: Man City report

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