EVERTON Reserves were left to rue a host of missed chances as they lost 3-1 to Manchester City last night.
Everton took the lead in the first minute through Conor McAleny, but despite dominating, goals from Andrea Mancini, Donal McDermott and Omar Eladellaoui gave City the points.
McAleny gave Everton a dream start when he headed home from Adam Forshaw’s cross. But City equalised on eight minutes when, after Chris Chantler's shot was blocked, Mancini, the son of City manager Roberto, curled home past Connor Roberts.
McAleny, Shane Duffy and Jose Baxter all went close for Everton. But City took the lead on 28 minutes when McDermott cut in from the left and fired past Roberts.
Nathan Craig had four chances to put Everton in front, Baxter and Hope Akpan and subsitute Anton Forrester also went close and Forshaw hit the bar.
But City sealed the points when substitute Eladellaoui's scored.
EVERTON RESERVES: Roberts, Nsiala, Garbutt, Kinsella, Duffy, Mustafi, Forshaw, Akpan, McAleny, Baxter (Hope 78), Craig (Forrester 82). Subs: Fitzgibbon, Barrow, Lundstram.