Wednesday, May 23, 2018
News

Man City's Foden youngest English player to start in Champions League (Lead)

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Kharkiv (Ukraine) | Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup player of the tournament Phil Foden, who plies his trade for Manchester City, became the youngest English player to start in the Champions League.

Aged 17 years and 192 days, the midfielder became the youngest Englishman to start a Champions League match on Wednesday in his side's 1-2 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk. He record of former Chelsea player Josh McEachran.

He also became the youngest player to start a Champions League match for an English club since Arsenal's Cesc Fbregas in 2004.

Shakhtar won the match with Caldeira Bernard (26th minute) and Ismaily Gonalves dos Santos (32nd) scoring in the first half. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero (90+1) netted the lone goal for the former English Premier League (EPL) champions through a penalty.

"Everyone at City would like to congratulate Phil on another significant milestone," Manchester City said in a statement.

Foden, who will turn 18 in May next year, also became the first player born in 2000 to start a match in Europe's top-level club competition. He made his Manchester City debut as a substitute in the win over Feyenoord last month.

--IANS sam/ajb/vm

( 205 Words)

2017-12-07-19:24:09 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE SPORTS NEWS
Bowlers were fantastic; fell short with ...
Hernandez joins Mexico training...
IPL: In-form KKR to lock horns with resu...
Gagan Narang to mentor 135 young shooter...
Mike Hesson, Belinda Clark appointed to ...
CSK beat SRH by 2 wickets to book record...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Two persons found hanging in Ramban, Sam...
Sun Pharma announces USFDA approval of Y...
Sugar rates steady...
Euro, Pound,Yen up; USD down...
Rupee falls by 12 paise against USD...
4 civilians killed, 3 BSF jawans among 3...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Liam Neeson might star in 'Men in B... 
Michelle Williams to star in underg... 
Pankaj Tripathi starts shooting for... 
Illegal online sales of endangered ... 
Opt for Khadi cotton this bridal se... 
Love your diamonds? Take care of th... 
Donald Glover impressed with Emilia... 
US mid-term polls: First black fema...