Manchester Derby Day Delight: City U18s
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 05: Carlos Borges of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his teams second goal during the Under 18's Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Carrington Training Ground on March 05, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

A Carlos Borges hat-trick helped Manchester City seal an all-important win against their Manchester rivals, sending them five points clear at the top of the Premier League U18 table.

Man City got off to the worst start on Saturday morning, as Manchester United's Manni Norkett opened the scoring within seven minutes.

However, Nico O'Reilly quickly made amends, bagging the equaliser four minutes later.

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Borges scored his first of the day, poking City in front shortly after the half-hour mark. In the last moments of the first half, Borges scored his second of the game, creating some breathing space between the two sides.

With 15 minutes remaining of the game, Kian Brecklin rolled in City's fourth before Borges completed his hat-trick five minutes later.

To add insult to injury, Sonny Aljofree was sent off for the hosts.

Matching the first team, City had run riot.

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Hat-trick hero

Having signed from Sporting CP Youth in 2014, Borges has been a part of City's youth set-up ever since.

Borges is an exciting, versatile winger, with an eye for goal.

In his time in England, Borges has played all positions down the left side, which makes his record even more impressive.

29 appearances for the U18s. 17 goals. 21 assists. Wow.

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Borges has also made appearances for his country, Portugal U16s. All of this at the age of just 17.

The winger has always shown promise but has especially come into his own this season with six goals and three assists in 13 appearances, some of which have come in U23 games.

And what could be more satisfying than scoring against the Red Devils?

Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez will know the feeling!

More silverware?

As stated earlier, the Citizens sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League U18. And just like the first team, they're battling it out against Liverpool. 

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The Blues only have two losses to their name so far, narrowly losing out to Wolves and Stoke City.

They kicked off the season with a convincing 3-0 win over United, so going 1-0 down after seven minutes on Saturday was very surprising. But the fightback and resilience? Much less surprising.

Their last five games show just how much the Man City philosophy runs throughout the club. 24 goals scored. Five goals conceded. Stuff made of champions.

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