Manchester City were made to work for their place in the EFL Cup fourth round but eventually overcame recently-relegated Bournemouth, courtesy of goals by one academy prospect at the very start of his journey to the top and another well on his way to stardom.

A routine victory appeared in order for a youthful and much-changed City side when the highly-rated Liam Delap – son of the former Stoke City midfielder Rory and a strong, clinical and prolific striker at youth level – opened the scoring with a fine debut goal.

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