Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boy Blues Seal Ticket to Final of the FA Youth Cup ; ARSENAL U-18S 2 CITY U-18S 2

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boy Blues Seal Ticket to Final of the FA Youth Cup ; ARSENAL U-18S 2 CITY U-18S 2

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CITY overcame another shaky start to make the Youth Cup final for the second straight year.

Leading 2-1 from the first leg, the nervy Blues were quickly unstuck at the Emirates as Chris Willock was given too much time to slot the ball home.

The hosts enjoyed plenty of possession in the opening period but two moments of quick thinking from City's Spaniards were enough to turn the game around for City.

Brahim Diaz, a danger whenever he drove at the Gunners, is not renowned for his heading but reacted quickly when Lukas Nmecha's effort came his way to level things.

And Manu Garcia made the most of a quick free-kick to find Rodney Kongolo, who duly gave City a two-goal cushion on aggregate. With two goals before the break, City could afford to tighten up in the second half, with the increasingly dominant Jacob Davenport and Kongolo protecting the defence. …

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