Youth Cup final report: Chelsea Man City

Final moments

There was still plenty of football left to play after our equaliser and the tables seemed to have turned back in Chelsea’s favour, although it was now City who posed a threat on the counter, the newly-introduced Jayden Braaf firing against the post from distance.
And it was on the counter where City did the damage. A rapid move up field needed a little bit of luck but ended with Cole Palmer volleying into an empty net at the back post.

Peart-Harris had the chance to send the tie to penalties in the dying moments but sent a header inches wide of the post as City sealed victory and the 2019/20 Youth Cup title.

Chelsea (3-4-2-1) Lucas Bergstrom; Henry Lawrence, Dynel Simeu, Levi Colwill; Tino Livramento, Lewis Bate (c), Ben Elliott (Tino Anjorin ht), Dion Rankine (Harvey Vale 75), Myles Peart-Harris, Marcel Lewis; Bryan Fiabema (Thierno Ballo 60)
Unused subs Bashir Humphreys, Jake Askew, Thierno Ballo, Charlie Webster, Jude Soonsup-Bell
Booked Vale 77
Scorer Lewis 28, Own-goal 59

Man City Cieran Slicker, Conrad Egan-Riley, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Luke Mbtete-Tabu, Alpha Diounkou, Joseph Hodge, Cole Palmer, Thomas Doyle, Liam Delap, James McAtee (Alexander Robertson 86), Morgan Rogers (Jayden Braaf 75)
Unused subs Finley Burns, Joshua McNamara, Samuel Edozie, Benjamin Knight, Oscar Bobb
Booked Hodge 60
Scorer McAtee 37; Rogers 52; Palmer 84

Referee Geoff Eltringham


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