Jack's the lad for CityCostly summer signing Jack Rodwell fired Manchester City reserves into a first-half lead against Latics reserves in the Manchester Senior Cup at Boundary Park.
Rodwell, a £12million capture from Everton, broke the deadlock midway through the half with a fine header following a free kick which Jack Truelove conceded near the corner flag.
Earlier Latics' trialist keeper made two decent saves to deny Denis Suarez and Seko Fofana.
Latics also had their chances as defender Joe Cooper (pictured) had two efforts cleared off the goalline, each time with headers from corners delivered by Connor Hughes.
Half-time: Latics reserves 0, Man City reserves 1.