Tuesday , July 27 2021

Match Report: Liverpool wedge youth cup glory to punishments



Liverpool U18s finishes the first triumph of the club's Young Cup for 12 years with 5-3 penalties over Manchester City on Thursday.

The teams were locked 1-1 after 120 minutes at the Academic Stadium.

Nabil Twizzy found the net in the first half and the strike appeared to be likely to split the pages while Bobby Duncan did not get through goalkeeper Louis Muldon's eyes with 86 on the clock.

Reds of Barry Lutas secure the prestigious trophy in place when Captain Paul Glacelle turns the fifth consecutive successful punishment.

The hosts were definitely dropped out and threatened a snapper within 60 seconds, but Watson Jarosław made an alarm to deny Twizzy's shot after a call from Adrian Bernabe's left.

Liverpool, however, began to calm down, and the courage of Yasser Laruci was almost rewarded with a break of 10 minutes in the draw.

The full team was doing well with two opponents from the middle of the line and, being in a central position, took off with a blow that departed from Taylor Harwood-Belis and made the reaction cross the crossbar from Moulden.

Then Jake Cain had the best chance of the Reds.

The defunct Moulden squad allowed Cain to hit the edge of the area, but the midfielder's attempt to return low-powered back to the net was removed.

From there, City took the procedure without threatening Jarosz and Liverpool's network at least until the pressure told them just before the interval.

Tommy Doyle finished one or two with Felix Nmecha to slip into the box, but Leighton Clarkson's attention made him expand and the eventual strike broke away from the target.

But in the first minute of the added time, there was no such kindness from Tuaiasi; Another left-hand delivery to Bernabee escaped from Rees Williams and City's team sent a cool finish between the nearby post and Jaros for 1: 0.

The home team seems likely to continue their control in the early stages of the second half, but Liverpool's attitude turned when the clock reaches an hour.

Abdi Sharif twice pulled away from Moulden with long throws and only perfectly pulled from Harwood-Bellis interrupted Glatzel when the Reds captains looked close at hand.

Yaros carefully pulled Ben Knight's blade, which was 20 yards at the end of the last quarter hour before Clarkson was forced to leave due to an injury, and Luis Longstaff replaced him.

The impressive Larouci narrowed another decent experience from the left after Liverpool continued to press for a level while Morgan Boyes and Rhys Williams had to block consecutive dangerous knocks from Knight.

And visitors decide to pay dividends four minutes before full time.

Duncan took advantage of the central pocket of space to turn and send a bang that was moving in the air on the way to the door and lied to Maldon, who could not prevent it from reaching the net.

Next 30-minute extras after Duncan blocked his hit in the Harwood-Bellis box and City's handball claim against Neco Williams, dismissed by the judge.

This led to Liverpool's perfect shootout: Neko Williams, Ilia Dickson-Bonner, Sharif, Jack Bain and Glacell scored all to win a 5-3 victory and a fame to FC Youngshire.

Liverpool U18s: Yaros, N. Williams, Laroussi, R. Williams, Boyles, Clarkson (Longstaff, 78), Sharif, Cain (Ben, 101), Glace, Duncan, Dixon-Bonner.

Unused substitutes: O Roark, Kelly, Savage.


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