Manchester City not only have the best team in the world, they have the best academy system in the world, as Micah Hamilton and Oscar Bobb proved with two outstanding displays and a goal apiece in a 3-2 win over Red Star Belgrade.
Pep Guardiola’s side had already sealed top spot in Champions League Group G and the coach made nine changes, but his side still had far too much for the Serbian champions, even though the hosts put up a fight late in the game.
Hamilton marked his first senior appearance with a brilliant goal in the first half while fellow 20-year-old Bobb, who has already made a big impression this season, struck an even better one in the second half. South Korea international Hwang In-beom pegged City back with a goal for the hosts but Hamilton then won a penalty and Kalvin Phillips took it to score his first goal for the club despite another below-par display.
There was still time for Aleksandar Katai to reduce the deficit in added time but City held on to claim their sixth win in six games. Below, GOAL rates Man City’s players at the Marakana.