Everton were leapfrogged at the top of the northern division as they were thrashed away at Manchester City yesterday.
It was Man City’s sixth consecutive win as Ash Smith-Brown, Thierry Ambrose, Jorge Intima and Denzeil Boadu all grabbed goals. It also means that the Citizens have scored 24 goals since the start of the run.
Courtney Duffus replied for Everton with the score at 2-0 but afterwards Man City ran away with the win.
Upon Jorge Intima’s goal for City, there was a lot of controversy as the ball rolled over the line but was scooped out by Russell Griffiths and as Everton played on, City celebrated. However, after a 30 second pause the goal was eventually given.
The win sees City overtake Everton at the top of the north division of the Barclays U18 Premier League.
Sunderland were this week’s big hitters as they put seven goals past Bolton Wanderers at the Academy of Light.
Martin Smith opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Tom Beadling, Rees Greenwood, Andrew Nelson (2), Lynden Gooch and another Smith effort completed the rout.
Sunderland boss Carlton Fairweather said: “We have been threatening to do this for a few games now even though this was not one of our best performances.
“Bolton had a young side out but so did we, including the subs.”
In the southern division, Fulham remain top after a 4-0 win at home to Norwich.
Elijah Adebayo, Dean O’Halloran, Cameron Burgess and Liam Donnelly scored the goals for the Cottagers.
Newcastle 3-3 Liverpool, Sunderland 7-0 Bolton, Man City 4-1 Everton, Wolves 1-1 Blackburn, Fulham 4-0 Norwich, Leicester 2-1 Chelsea, Arsenal 0-0 West Brom, Aston Villa 3-3 Southampton.