Ferran Torres was founded for his full debut at Manchester City on Thursday after being named in a youthful line-up for the EFL Cup draw with Bournemouth.
City started their season with a 3-1 win over Wolves on Monday, with Torres – a signing of 21.1 million. £ from Valencia – came in as a late replacement for his maiden voyage.
The wing was then handed his first start by Pep Guardiola against Cherries, with a host of youngsters included in a much-changed start XI.
Only Kyle Walker, Rodri and Phil Foden kept their places from the side that started at Molineux.
Adrian Bernabe and Liam Delap – son of former Stoke City long-throw specialist Rory – were also given the start, while Eric Garcia, who has been linked with a move away from the club, and academy product Taylor Harwood-Bellis lined up in defense.
Tommy Doyle impressed in a handful of cup appearances last season and he was named in midfield alongside Foden, where Riyad Mahrez got nodded out. There was also a debut for goalkeeper Zack Steffen.
Nathan Ake was on the bench against his former club, with stars Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne also in reserve for the proprietors.