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Delap hits stunner on City debut

League Cup: Man City 2 Bournemouth 1


Liam Delap

Liam Delap

Liam Delap

Liam Delap scored a debut stunner but holders Manchester City needed a late Phil Foden winner to see off Championship Bournemouth 2-1 in the League Cup.

Delap, the 17-year-old son of former Ireland midfielder Rory, put the holders ahead in style in their third-round tie at the Etihad Stadium but they were immediately pegged back by Sam Surridge.

City brought big guns Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling off the bench in the latter stages and they eventually snatched victory on 75 minutes when Foden struck after Riyad Mahrez hit the post.

Pep Guardiola's side, who are bidding for a record-equalling eighth League Cup win and a fourth in succession, will now travel to Burnley in the fourth round next week.

Looking ahead to Sunday's clash with Leicester, City boss Guardiola made eight changes from the side which opened the campaign with victory at Wolves on Monday.

His selections included handing debuts to the impressive striker Delap and American goalkeeper Zack Steffen.

Tommy Doyle and Taylor Harwood-Bellis were also given chances but it proved a sad night for 19-year-old Adrian Bernabe, who was injured before half-time.