Saturday, 7 March 2009

Man City YTH 1 - 0 Norwich City YTH (Mak, 20')

The young blues go through to the semi final of the FA Youth Cup after a tough game against Norwich City.

Not one of our youth teams better performances, but as they say the sign of a good team is winning when your not at your best. I don't want to take anything away from Norwich's lads though, they really pushed City today and look a good side.

Robbie Mak scored the goal that won the game, after a good pass from Reece Wabara, Mak took the ball past the Norwich defender and produced a nice finish. Norwich had a great chance to equalise when they were awarded a penalty in the 79Th minute, City substitute Omar Elabdellaoui committing a foul on Tom Adeyemi. Nick Davey stepped up to take the penalty for the visitors but squandered a great chance by smashing the ball over the bar.

City now face Arsenal over two legs in the semi final of the competition.

Starting line ups:
City: Clegg, Trippier, Boyata, Wabara, Cunningham, Tutte, Benali, Ibrahim, Chantler, Mak, Nimely.

Substitutes: Redshaw, Johansen, Guidetti, Helan, (Elabdellaoui on for Tutte 74')

Rudd, Francomb, Dumic, Stephens, Habergham, Omoregie, Adeyemi, Smith, Dawkin, Davey, Kelly.

Substitutes: Clarke, Steer, Reeves, (Drmola on for Francomb 84'), (Brindley on for Omoregie 76')


  1. couldnt make it tonight...but usually attend a few reserve and youth team games each season.

    Glad i missed some reports from people who went. It sounded very poor. With arsenal next, we better buck our ideas up quickly

  2. Yeah wasn't best performance, but maybe thats their bad display out of the way now.