Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

FIVE?STAR CITY CRUISE TO YOUTH CUP FINAL ; Wilcox's Whizz-Kids Brush off Foxes and Face Mouth-Watering Clash against Chelsea.

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

FIVE?STAR CITY CRUISE TO YOUTH CUP FINAL ; Wilcox's Whizz-Kids Brush off Foxes and Face Mouth-Watering Clash against Chelsea.

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LEICESTER YOUTH.........1 MAN CITY YOUTHYOUTH .......2 CITY cruised into the FA Youth Cup EUR nal Cup EUR nal Y after brushing o" the challenge of Leicester.

A 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium was enough to give City a 5- 1 aggregate win.

Layton Ndukwu looked to have given Leicester a win on the night. He slotted home the spot-kick after Charlie Oliver had handled in the box to put the visitors under pressure for the last 20 minutes.

But substitute Isaac Buckley tapped into an empty net after good work from Brandon Barker and Angelino to e"ectively end Leicester's hopes.

And a Barker penalty sealed a 5-1 win over the two-legged tie after Buck-Buck ley was brought down in the box.

'e Blues carried a 3-0 lead into this second leg and it was an advantage they never looked like surrendering against a Foxes side short on ambition.

Jason Wilcox suggested before the game his team would be happy to play on the counter-attack and see what Leicester could throw at them. But that amounted to little.

With the hosts timid from the o", the Blues were all too happy to sit back. Most of the intent came, predictably, from City's left sank through Angelino and Barker, though Kean Bryan also tested the keeper in the opening stages.

For all the nice build-up play, City struggled to EUR nish o" their moves.

When Barker presented Aaron Nemane with an open goal to head home the opener, the latter managed to head over the bar from a few yards out.

And a swirling free-kick from Bersant Celina was threatening but just drifted wide of the goal, much to the home goalkeeper's relief.

At the other end, Kjetil Haug did well to keep out Hamza Choudhury from close range, but the biggest worry for City in the EUR rst half was their own indiscipline.

Patrick Vieira's Under-19s exited the UEFA Youth Y League against Roma after two red cards had hurt their cause, and Bryan and Marcus Wood picked up needless yellow cards early on at the King Power Stadium. …

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