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Man City teenager Delap revels in dream debut

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Teenage Manchester City striker Liam Delap said being named in the starting lineup for Thursday's League Cup clash against Bournemouth caught him off guard but that he would be smiling for weeks after marking his senior debut with a goal.

Soccer Football – Carabao Cup Third Round – Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – September 24, 2020 Manchester City's Liam Delap scores their first goal Pool via REUTERS/Mike Egerton

25 Sep 2020 11:20AM

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REUTERS: Teenage Manchester City striker Liam Delap said being named in the starting lineup for Thursday's League Cup clash against Bournemouth caught him off guard but that he would be smiling for weeks after marking his senior debut with a goal.

Delap, the son of former Stoke City defender Rory, scored the opener for Pep Guardiola's side in the 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium, running on to Phil Foden's through ball and firing past Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers.

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"It was a bit of a shock to be put in the starting line up but I took it with a pinch of salt and just worked my hardest," the 17-year-old told BBC.

"I was buzzing to get the call up and to top it with a goal, I can't ask for much more."

"I need to keep working hard in training and look to take every opportunity I get. It wRead More – Source