Under-18s seal Premier League North title
Manchester City won the 2021/22 Premier League Under-18 Northern Division to win back-to-back titles
Ben Wilkinson’s side sealed the title following nearest rivals Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat at home to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday afternoon.
With the Merseysiders having just two games of the season left to play and City seven points clear, it means we cannot be overhauled and have therefore retained our crown.
City have won five of the last seven North Division titles and now we will defend the domestic title we won last season against Fulham.
The league triumph completes a successful debut campaign for Wilkinson, who took over as head coach from Carlos Vicens at the start of this season and also guided City to Under-17 Premier League Cup success more early this season.
The Wilkinson youngsters have achieved a remarkable level of consistency throughout the league campaign, winning 16 of our 23 games to date.
Our success has been built on excellence at both ends of the field.
City’s solid defense have conceded just 24 goals so far – the best record in the country and we have also proven to be a powerful attacking force in the Northern Division, scoring 65 times so far with three games to go. player.
The North Under-18 title adds to what has been a superb 2021/22 campaign for City’s Academy.
Wilkinson’s side are following in the footsteps of our elite development team, who retained the Premier League 2 trophy last Friday.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s first team are currently leading the way in the Premier League as we seek to retain the title we secured last season with five games of the season remaining.
Everyone at Manchester City congratulates Ben, the Under-18 team and the staff on this fantastic achievement.