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Disappointment for Under-21s at City, admits Shayon

Posted on 16 August 2015  - 07:14

Shayon Harrison couldn’t help but feel like it was a case of two points dropped following our Under-21s’ 3-3 draw at Manchester City on Friday.

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Both sides held the lead at various points in the contest, with City’s Bersant Celina cancelling out Christian Maghoma’s 90th-minute header with a stoppage time equaliser at the end of a high-energy match at City Football Academy.

Front man Shayon found a couple of openings in the game, one of which saw him go through on goalkeeper Angus Gunn shortly after Kenny McEvoy had put us 1-0 up in the first half – only for the City number one to block with his legs.

The 18-year-old admitted that particular chance was one he came to rue at the final whistle and said the players regretted not being able to take all three points from their first away game of the new campaign.

“We’re a bit disappointed overall, we should have won the game really,” he said. “I had a big chance in the first half. If I’d scored that it would have brought it to 2-0 and it would have been a bit easier from there.

“I thought their centre-halves were really good, though, and it was a good test to play against them – I really enjoyed the challenge.

“The match was a bit back-and-forth really, end-to-end, but we did well to come back from 2-1 down later in the game.

“I thought once we got the goal to go 3-2 up near the end, maybe we would have just seen out the game but fair play to them, they pulled it back. Ultimately we’re disappointed with the draw.”