Manchester United have suffered defeat in the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup against Chelsea.
The game was at a neutral venue after fears the competition would not be completed as a result of lockdown restrictions.
United – who have lifted the trophy a record ten times – facde Chelsea looking to book their place in the final against Manchester City.
The Reds added a host of exciting young players to their academy over the summer but only players registered for last season’s competition are were eligible to play.
Chelsea started brightly and United were fortunate to not concede during the opening 30 minutes. The Reds grew into the game heading into the interval but an early goal from Chelsea killed their momentum. Byran Fiabema was found by Valentino Livramento who tapped into the United net.
Recap our coverage of the game below.
FT’ – UTD 0-1 CHEKEY EVENT
Full-time: United 0-1 Chelsea
United have suffered defeat in the semi-final.
Bryan’s Fiabema’s second half strike was enough to settle this game.
They face Chelsea in the final of Monday.
90′ – UTD 0-1 CHEMarcus Banks
Five minutes added on
Time is running out.
85′ – UTD 0-1 CHEMarcus Banks
Forson on, Shoretire off.
81′ – UTD 0-1 CHEMarcus Banks
Fish keeps United in it
Mengi goes down under challenge from Vell who squares the ball but Fish blocks brilliantly to keep United in it.
80′ – UTD 0-1 CHEMarcus Banks
Ten minutes remain
United need an equaliser but Chelsea look comfortable.
Rankine down injured for the Blues as they look to wind the clock down.
70′ – UTD 0-1 CHEMarcus Banks
Chance for United
Devine’s corner is met by Mengi but his header is right at the goalkeeper.
60′ – UTD 0-1 CHEMarcus Banks
Mengi down injured
The United defender does well to stop the Chelsea attack and goes down injured.
He looks in real pain.
Thankfully, he’s back to his feet and looks set to carry on.
Chelsea goal killed United momentum
The Chelsea scorer Fiabema appears to have injured himself while celebrating, which is going to temper his delight if he can’t make the final that Chelsea may be playing in on Monday.
United will curse the timing of Chelsea’s goal, particularly after they ended the half so strongly. With Dillon Hoogewerf absent, they are restricted to raw options to bring on in the attack.
55′ – UTD 0-1 CHEMarcus Banks
Vale on, Peart-Harris on.
54′ – UTD 0-1 CHEMarcus Banks
Video: Elanga first-half overhead kick
52′ – UTD 0-1 CHEMarcus Banks
Hannibal Mejbri has now received 10 yellow cards in 25 games since he joined Manchester United.
49′ – UTD 0-1 CHEKEY EVENT
Goal for Chelsea (Fiabema)
Chelsea take the lead.
Livramento has looked dangerous all evening and his low cross finds Fiabema unmarked to break the deadlock.
46′ – UTD 0-0 CHEMarcus Banks
Good work from Shoretire
Excellent feet from Shoretire and the 16-year-old’s clever pass to Helm produces a save from the Chelsea goalkeeper.
45′ – UTD 0-0 CHEMarcus Banks
Second half is underway
Chelsea get the game restarted.
HT’ – UTD 0-0…