Manchester City Under-18s thrashed Everton 6-1 at a rain-soaked Academy Stadium on Saturday.
After conceding two-goals, Everton's Korede Adedoyin halved the deficit on the half-hour mark from the penalty spot after Ellis Simms was upended in the box. The Royal Blues finished the first half on the front foot and had a claim for another penalty when Mackenzie Hunt looked to have been bundled over in the area.
City flew out of the blocks after the break, however, and scored twice in quick succession to put them 4-1 ahead, then getting fifth and — after Toffees skipper Elliot Richards was harshly sent off for a challenge on the edge of the area — the hosts bagged a final well-taken goal to put the game well out of the Toffees' reach.
Everton U18s: Hansen, McKeown (61' Zuk), Warren, Collins, Richards [Y;R], Scully [Y], Adedoyin, Carroll (64' Warnock), Simms, Hunt, Mampala (68' Anderson).
Subs not Used: Murphy, Corke.