A late goal from substitute Felix Nmecha helped Manchester City U23s take another giant stride towards the Premier League 2 title.
Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes scored as Manchester United took a 2-0 lead away from Spain in their Europa League win at Granada.
A dramatic last-minute winner from Phil Foden has given Manchester City a 2-1 lead to defend when they travel to Germany next Wednesday for their Champions League, quarter-final return against Borussia Dortmund.
Striker Conor McAleny ended his 11-match scoring drought as Oldham Athletic posted an eighth away win of the season at Crawley Town.
In the grand scheme, a point did little to aid the respective causes of both Rochdale and Ipswich Town who fought out a dour goalless draw at the Crown Oil Arena.