Manchester City mistaken as George Evans didn't break academy record

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On an epic evening for the blue side of Manchester, one man made the headlines; in a scintillating 4-1 win at the Stadium of Light.

Was it Kevin De Bruyne with his first assist and second goal? Or Sergio Aguero ending his goal drought? Nope.

Instead - a less familiar face in the form of George Evans, who came on 88 minutes into the match, grabbed the headlines as he appeared to break a City record.


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The local lad from Cheadle, Manchester - has been a blues fan growing up; and with this passion for the club, he mustered appearances for every single City age group from the under 8's all the way through to the senior team.

An incredible achievement by a shining prospect. Evans, 20, also made appearances in City's pre-season tour of the United States - where he scored an absolute belter against Toronto. Specifically, a curling shot right into the top corner from 30 yards out.

Previously, the citizens thought this local hero broke a record, the record of being the first player to appear for all City age groups.

However, according to Manchester Evening news, the defensive midfielder is but only the second player in a sky blues shirt to achieve this feat.

The academy product to earn this record first, was actually former Kilmarnock midfielder, Chris Chantler.

The 24-year-old defender, also from Cheadle in Manchester, came on as a last-minute substitute away to Juventus in 2010. After this - Chantler became the first player for City to appear for all age groups with George Evans being the second player to do so.

We all make mistakes after all, but this fact shouldn't undermine George Evans' incredible determination and talent to get to where he is.

Like many City supporters, I'd like to see the young Englishman sporting sky blue regularly in the Premier League very soon.

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