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Checkatrade Trophy: Man City U21s knocked out by Chesterfield on penalties

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The league’s bottom side Chesterfield beat Manchester City’s under-21 team 4-3 on penalties to go through to the EFL Trophy second round.Joe Rowley put the Spireites ahead in the 74th minute, with Manchester City going a man down after Charlie Oliver saw red for a tackle on Andy Kellett.City looked set to advance after goals from Ed Francis and Lukas Nmecha in the final two minutes put them 2-1 up.

But Chris O’Grady levelled in injury time to force a shootout.Sam Hird then scored the decisive penalty to seal second spot in Northern Group F and a last-32 meeting with Fleetwood Town.Checkatrade Trophy group tablesWith Manchester City’s under-21 side failing to go through, only four academy sides remain in the competition – Leicester, Chelsea, Swansea and West Ham.Elsewhere in the EFL Trophy, Fulham’s under-21 side beat Crawley Town 3-1 in a game of little consequence in Southern Group A.Second round drawNorthern sectionPort Vale v Shrewsbury TownFleetwood Town v ChesterfieldBlackpool v Mansfield TownWalsall v BuryLincoln City v Accrington StanleyScunthorpe United v Leicester City U21Bradford City v Oldham AthleticSouthern sectionSwindon v Forest Green RoversGillingham v Oxford UnitedYeovil v AFC WimbledonPortsmouth v Northampton TownMK Dons v Chelsea U21Luton Town v West Ham U21Peterborough v SouthendSwansea City U21 v CharltonFollow Match of the Day on Instagram for the best photos from the world of football.
Source: Derby BBC