'Better than Greenwood': Some Manchester City fans wowed by 19-year-old's display last night
Manchester City academy graduate Cole Palmer delivered a superb performance on his England Under-21 debut.
The 19-year-old midfielder is one of the most highly rated players coming through the Etihad ranks.
On Tuesday night, Palmer replaced the injured Emile Smith Rowe as England’s U21s faced Kosovo in European qualifying.
And he took his chance superbly, scoring an absolutely sensational goal for his nation.
Palmer took his marker out with a Cruyff turn before bearing down on goal and firing home from a tight angle.
A great goal from Cole Palmer 👏pic.twitter.com/ayEAR5Emj7— England (@England) September 7, 2021
His efforts saw him win the Player of the Match award after the game.
Palmer has already made his Premier League debut for City, and now he’s hit another milestone.
How long before the teenager becomes a regular for Pep Guardiola’s side and makes his senior England debut?
Judging by how well he’s been progressing, you wouldn’t think it would be that long.
Here is what some fans have been saying about the Manchester City gem’s display:
Another world class youngster coming through for city? Sounds about right— NB⚽️ (@NathanBaker110) September 7, 2021
Better than greenwood in my book— Effortless 🏴🇬🇷 (@KR__citeh) September 7, 2021
Cole Palmer is unreal!— Totti💎 (@McfcTotti) September 7, 2021
Palmer is better than Bruno already— 9 (@MCFCVictor) September 7, 2021
So excited to see what Cole Palmer, Liam Delap, James McAtee and Romeo Lavia can do in the first team over the next few years 🤩— Luke (@southcitizen284) September 8, 2021
Man City fans, how highly is that Cole Palmer rated. He looks a special talent— Dave🗣VIVA RONALDO x 21 is coming (@DaveKnowsBestt) September 7, 2021
cole palmer will win england the euros in 2024— Dylan 🌌 (@Dylan_Parnell2) September 7, 2021
Palmer has been part of City’s academy setup for over a decade and signed a contract extension in June that ties him to the club until 2026.
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