Manchester City youngsters follow seniors’ example as NAC Breda stun Feyenoord at De Kuip

Manchester City put Dutch champions Feyenoord to the sword last week with a 4-0 win over in Rotterdam, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side having no answer to the runaway train that the Blues resemble right now.

And tonight, a group of young Man City stars helped City Football Group partner club NAC Breda pull off one of their most incredible wins, as the recently promoted Eredivisie side went to De Kuip, like City, and came away with an historic victory.

FOUR City loanees – Pablo Marí, Angeliño, Manu García and Thierry Ambrose – started the game and a homegrown lad, James Horsfield, who joined Stijn Vreven’s side on a permanent deal in the summer, was also in the starting eleven.

The match was 0-0 until an assist from Ambrose led to Giovanni Korte opening the scoring in the 33rd minute.

NAC, led by City loanee and captain Marí, held out as Feyenoord launched a full-on assault, having 73% of possession and registering 20 goal attempts, but they were unable to beat Australian goalkeeper Birighitti.

Then, in the 87th minute, Thomas Enevoldsen, having just come on for City’s Ambrose, capitalised on a Brad Jones howler to seal a famous win and one the City players will never forget.

It seems that Feyenoord may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after City put four past them last week, and tonight a group of City hopefuls followed suit by making NAC Breda history.

Feyenoord visit the Etihad Stadium on 21 November and for their sake will need to be in better form than they are right now, or things could get ugly (again) for the Dutch giants.

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