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Focus: Rico Lewis – From the Academy to Man City’s First Team

Rico Lewis - From the Academy to Man City's First Team

Manchester City’s football prodigy – Rico Lewis is one of the fast developing talents in the world of football and he has definitely made a mark in first team structure in the early stages of his career.

Pep Guardiola trusted the youngster and gave him a chance to play in Kyle Walker‘s right-back position which was a huge role to fill. However, Rico Lewis did not disappoint the Manchester City boss as he displayed quality and passion in every match he played in.

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He was named on City‘s bench for the first time in Manchester City‘s first game of the 2022–23 season, and made his Premier League debut a week later, on 13 August 2022, against Bournemouth, coming on as an 82nd minute substitute for Kyle Walker.

Lewis made his debut in the UEFA Champions League this season and went on to score a goal which inspired Man City‘s 3 – 1 comeback victory over Sevilla. The young defender finished with the confidence of a veteran forward as he rifled his shot home to bring City level in their final group game of the tournament. Being only 18, the English football prodigy has got a long way to go but he is still exuding talent and class just in the early stages of his career.

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Rico Lewis sits down with City‘s media to discuss his journey throughout his Man City career so far. From his start in the academy to being a part of the first team structure.

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Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Arsenal 34 24 5 5 82 26 +56 77
2 Liverpool 34 22 8 4 75 34 +41 74
3 Manchester City 32 22 7 3 76 32 +44 73
4 Aston Villa 34 20 6 8 71 50 +21 66
5 Tottenham Hotspur 32 18 6 8 65 49 +16 60
6 Manchester United 33 16 5 12 51 50 +1 53
7 Newcastle United 33 15 5 13 69 54 +15 50
8 West Ham United 34 13 9 12 54 63 -9 48
9 Chelsea 32 13 8 11 61 57 +4 47
10 AFC Bournemouth 34 12 9 13 49 60 -11 45
11 Brighton & Hov… 32 11 11 10 52 50 +2 44
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 12 7 15 46 54 -8 43
13 Fulham 34 12 6 16 50 54 -4 42
14 Crystal Palace 34 10 9 15 44 56 -12 39
15 Brentford 34 9 8 17 52 59 -7 35
16 Everton 34 11 8 15 36 48 -12 33
17 Nottingham Forest 34 7 9 18 42 60 -18 26
18 Luton Town 34 6 7 21 47 75 -28 25
19 Burnley 34 5 8 21 37 69 -32 23
20 Sheffield United 34 3 7 24 33 92 -59 16
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