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Who are Pep Gaurdiola’s Man City Carabao Cup youngsters?

Pep Guardiola handed four starts to Manchester City academy players for their Carabao Cup quarter-fi..

  • Pep Guardiola handed four starts to Manchester City academy players for their Carabao Cup quarter-final match-up against Leicester at the King Power
  • Three other members of the club's youth sides were on the substitutes bench
  • Here, Sportsmail profiles and rates the youngsters who got a chance to shine

By Amitai Winehouse For Mailonline

Published: 14:28 EST, 19 December 2017 | Updated: 07:28 EST, 20 December 2017

The Carabao Cup has long been a competition in which managers have experimented, tried out new things and blooded youngsters that are on the cusp of the first-team at their club.

Pep Guardiola is no different, handing starts to four players from Manchester City's academy for the game against Leicester and naming three other potential players of the future on the bench, with two of those coming on.

Sportsmail takes a look at the young players involved in Guardiola's team on Tuesday evening.

Youngster Phil Foden got a start for the Manchester City first-team in the Carabao Cup

Youngster Phil Foden got a start for the Manchester City first-team in the Carabao Cup

Tosin Adarabioyo

Age: 20 Position: Defender Nationality: England

Long touted as one of the better prospects in Manchester City's academy. Tosin Adarabioyo stalled slightly last season amid a minor contract dispute with the club. After penning fresh terms towards the end of the campaign, he has been given opportunities by Pep Guardiola – the EFL Cup game against Wolves and the Champions League tie at Shakhtar. A physical presence at the back comparable with more mature players and a good reader of the game.

VERDICT: Helped out fellow youngster Zinchenko, who played out of position at left back. Read the game well and kept Vardy quiet for the first half.

Tosin Adarabioyo's development stalled slightly last season amid a minor contract dispute

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Age: 21 Position: Attacking midfielder Nationality: Ukraine

An attacking midfielder who spent a segment of last season on loan at PSV Eindhoven, although he ended up making nearly half of his appearances for their youth team Jong PSV in the Dutch second tier as the campaign wore on. Has a level of pedigree – was in the Ukraine squad for Euro 2016. Has settled well in England since his move in June 2016. Already refers to Manchester as his 'home'. And has been helped to settle by Fernandinho, who speaks Russian from his time at Shakhtar Donetsk.

VERDICT: Supported Gabriel Jesus playing out of position at left back. Occasionally beaten too easily, particularly when Riyad Mahrez came on.

A full Ukraine international, Oleksandr Zinchenko spent much of last season on loan at PSV

Phil Foden

Age: 17 Position: Midfielder Nationality: England

Foden has the world at his feet and has been name-dropped regularly by both Guardiola and people outside of City as a player to keep an eye on. Named as the Young Sports Personality of the Year at the BBC's award ceremony on Sunday evening. That followed a spectacular 2017 in which he helped England's Under 17s win the World Cup in India. Guardiola said 'his performance was on another level' after the pre-season Manchester derby. Foden, if he keeps this progression up, can be a star.

VERDICT: Got in the way of Bernardo Silva early in the first half but got more confidence as the game went on. He'll get used to City's style given more minutes.

Foden has the world at his feet and has been name-dropped by Guardiola as a future star

Brahim Diaz

Age: 18 Position: Attacking midfielder Nationality: Spain

Another attack-minded midfielder who made a telling impact in pre-season. Brahim Diaz came on as a substitute in the game against Real Madrid and managed to score a spectacular goal. He also linked up well with City's more senior players during that tour of the United States. Diaz, alongside Foden, is the young player closest to the senior side at the Etihad. This was his third appearance for the senior team of the campaign.

VERDICT: Very sharp from the moment the game kicked off. Very good with the ball at his feet and fed the attack well from an advanced position on the left.

Brahim Diaz came on as a substitute against Real Madrid and scored a spectacular goal

BENCH

Lukas Nmecha

Age: 19 Position: Striker Nationality: England

Named in the squad for the game against Wolves but was yet to make a senior appearance ahead of Leicester encounter. The Germany-born forward was scouted shortly after his arrival in England and has been at City for a decade, scoring with regularity at every level. Was part of the England U19 squad that won the European Championship this year, scoring the winner in the final. Linked with a move to Everton in January.

VERDICT: Came on and did well. Couple of crosses were poorly executed but it would be harsh to criticise him too much. Took his penalty well.

Luka Nmecha (right) celebrates after Manchester City won the penalty shootoutLuka Nmecha (right) celebrates after Manchester City won the penalty shootout

Luka Nmecha (right) celebrates after Manchester City won the penalty shootout

Demeaco Duhaney

Age: 19 Position: Right back Nationality: England

A 19-year-old right-back who linked up with the first-team over pre-season, featuring against Tottenham. Has played 10 games for City's Elite Development Squad. The youngster experienced European football this term after he was named on the bench for City's Champions League game away to Shakhtar Donetsk in December.

VERDICT: N/A (unused substitute)

Tom Dele-Bashiru

Age: 18 Position: Midfielder Nationality: England

Tom Dele-Bashiru is an 18-year-old midfielder who has been compared to Yaya Toure by City fans. Similar to the Etihad favourite, he is capable of driving the team forward from midfield due to his direct style of play. Has impressed for the Elite Development Squad this season, leading to Guardiola including him in the 18-man squad for the Leicester encounter.

VERDICT: Didn't have much time to influence the game. Was strong enough as the game headed to penalties.

Tom Dele-Bashiru is a midfielder who has been compared to Yaya Toure by City fans

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