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Roman Abramovich is pleased as the Chelsea youth squad produced a less ‘boring’ result than their senior counterparts to retain the cup.

The first half consisted of of an early goal from Man City’s Iheanacho, keeping the game competitive until Isaiah Brown headed home a corner.

Solanke assisted Abraham for his 39th Goal of the season in the first minute of second half, bringing the aggregate score to 5-2. The game then remained relatively calm for almost 10 minutes as Man City aimed to get back into it, before Clarke-Salter attempted to finish off the game with a header from a corner.

Solanke remained unselfish throughout the game, while Abraham showed hunger to the point where he was substituted for Ruben Sammut in the 66th minute, while Maunel Garcia came on for Man City’s Marcus Wood.

Having done what he could, Man City replaced goalscorer Kelechi Iheanacho with Issac Buckley in the 70th minute with hopes of closing the gap. Jeremy Boga then came off for Kasey Palmer in the 73rd minute, before Buckley’s goal attempt was disallowed due to a foul.

After taking a knock, Musonda came off for Mukhtar Ali in the 83rd minute, as the game calmed down towards the final whistle after one last notable chance from Chelsea youth.

With their 4th FA Youth Cup in 6 years, the Chelsea youth are heading for a bright future.

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The Chelsea youth entered the second leg with a 2-goal cushion, weary to not let it slip.

Both teams have showed a willingness to attack. Less than 6 minutes in, Iheanacho shorted the gap in his cup debut with a clean finish from a low cross on the right flank. The minutes following consisted of Chelsea aiming to restore the goal cushion, however were unable to get a shot off.

Their efforts eventually produced an equaliser in the 18th minute, where Isaiah Brown climbed higher than goalscorer Barker to head home a corner kick, before Iheanacho’s header was blocked by a a fine save from Collins a few minutes later.

Iheanacho refused to relent while his team remained behind, even to the point of conceding a foul. The half ended with a few chances either way, with a few sloppy moments from both keepers in the closing minutes.

Chelsea: Collins; Aina, Clarke-Salter, Tomori, Dasilva; Musonda, Colkett (c); Abraham, Boga, Brown; Solanke

Man City: Haug; Maffeo, Humphreys, Adarabioyo (c), Angelino; Bryan, Wood; Nemane, Celina, Barker; Iheanacho


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