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Taylor Harwood-Bellis happy to score in Man City FA Cup win

Manchester City defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis was delighted to be part of their 4-1 FA Cup defeat of Port Vale.

The 17-year-old central defender and fellow teenage Academy graduate Phil Foden both started and found the target in what was a solid display against the spirited League Two opposition.

"We are just doing all we can to show the manager that we are capable of playing," said Harwood-Bellis.

“When we do get the chance, we want to try and take it."

It was an especially memorable occasion for Harwood-Bellis, as he netted his first senior goal, with a deflected effort off John Stones' second half shot, with the effort being allowed to stand after a lengthy VAR check for offside.

And Harwood-Bellis revealed it was a proud moment for both him and his family who were watching from the stands.

“I'll take the goal. There was a bit of luck with it coming off John's shot but I'll take it," Taylor added.

“It was quite obvious it came off me.

“When went it to VAR I thought I could be offside but fortunately it was OK.

“I'm not there to score goals but I found out I wasn't (offside) and I'll take it... a goal is a goal!"

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