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United 2 Chelsea 3: Youth Cup heartbreak as young Reds shoot themselves in the foot

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2008

Man Utd Chelsea
Manchester United U18s 2-3 Chelsea U18s
Morrison 8 Kakuta 42
Welbeck 89 Nouble 45
Borini 84


After last year’s disappointing fourth round FA Youth Cup exit against Carlisle United, United’s U18s were desperate to mount a serious challenge for the trophy this season and to overcome a perilous third round draw that paired them with last year’s finalists Chelsea. The players and coaching staff will go to bed tonight (and will probably wake up tomorrow) wondering just how they will not be in the hat when the draw for the fourth round is made.

Missed chances and defensive lapses were the story of the night as a game United led through Ra’vel Morrison’s early goal and dominated for the first 42 minutes was spectacularly turned on its head by two Chelsea goals in three minutes before half-time. Those strikes (from Gäel Kakuta and Frank Nouble) left the Reds with a mountain to climb, one that eventually became unclimbable when Fabio Borini netted a killer third goal for the Blues on the counter attack. Danny Welbeck’s late effort gave the Reds hope but it wasn’t to be, and for the second straight season Paul McGuinness is left with the task of picking up the pieces after a desperately disappointing early exit from the Youth Cup.


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Youth Cup Preview: The big stage awaits as U18s take on Chelsea

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2008

ChelseaThe biggest night so far in the careers of most of this current crop of United academy starlets beckons as they meet Chelsea at Old Trafford this evening with a place in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup at stake.


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Youth Cup: A Chelsea Perspective

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2008

ChelseaChelsea return to the FA Youth Cup with a vigour and desire to go one better than they did last year, where they finished runners-up to Manchester City. Their campaign ended in the City of Manchester Stadium, and it may therefore be fitting that their attempt to win the trophy this year begins across town at Old Trafford.


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Youth Cup draw pairs Reds with Chelsea

Posted by nickogs20 on November 7, 2008

ChelseaUnited have been drawn to face Chelsea at home in the third round of this season’s FA Youth Cup.


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