Youth Cup: Chelsea 3 United 2 – Reds roar back to set up scintillating second leg
Posted by nickogs20 on April 11, 2011
FA Youth Cup Semi-Final, First Leg
April 10th 2011, 12.30pm
Stamford Bridge, West London
|Chelsea U18s||3-2||Manchester United U18s|
|Chalobah 30, 42||Lingard 56|
|Devyne 72||Pogba 77|
A storming second half display by United’s youngsters has left their FA Youth Cup Semi-Final with Chelsea finely poised, the West London club leading 3-2 after Sunday’s enthralling first leg at Stamford Bridge.
Trailing 2-0 at the break to two set-piece efforts from Blues centre-back Nathaniel Chalobah and second-best throughout that first 45 minutes, Paul McGuinness’ side responded superbly after the break and goals from Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba – albeit sandwiching an against the run of play strike from Chelsea’s Bobby Devyne – were the least they deserved for an eye-catching and dominant second half performance that will give the Reds plenty of encouragement when they seek to overturn a one goal deficit at Old Trafford in ten days time.
More to come…
1. Sam Johnstone
2. Michael Keane
3. Sean McGinty
4. Tom Thorpe (c)
5. Michele Fornasier
6. Ryan Tunnicliffe
7. Larnell Cole
8. Paul Pogba
9. Will Keane (15. Mats Møller Dæhli 89)
10. Jesse Lingard (14. Tom Lawrence 84)
11. Gyliano van Velzen
Subs not used
12. Charni Ekangamene
13. Joe Coll
16. Jack Rudge
Referee: G Ward
Chelsea: Blackman, Kane, Kalas, Chalobah, Deen-Conteh, Saville, Ince (Nkumu 62), McEachran (c), Nditi (Baker 70), Devyne (Sampayo 85), Lalkovic.
Subs Not Used: Tomlinson, Davey.