Aston Villa Will Face Newcastle In FA Youth Cup Semi-Final

The Fulham vs Aston Villa quarter final of the FA Youth Cup went to penalties tonight at Craven Cottage, after the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and 2-2 after extra time, with Aston Villa equalizing with almost the last kick of extra time.

Brad Inman – Newcastle U18 star – won “Wor Jackie” trophy last night

Aston Villa earned the right to meet Newcastle in the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup by beating Fulham at Craven Cottage in a thriller by winning the penalty shoot-out 3-1.

This was a close game as can be seen by the score-line, but in the end Aston Villa won the game on penalties, thanks to their goalkeeper Barratt, after the teams were level after a grueling 120 minutes of play.

The first 45 minutes was fairly even but Fulham went ahead early after 10 minutes, with a goal from Poyser who converted a cross from Roberts.

But in the second half Aston Villa started to dominate the game and equalized and the scores were level at 1-1 after the 90 minutes.

During extra time Fulham again went ahead again, this time through their star man Trotta, and it looked like the London side were going through to the last four, but then amazingly Villa scored in injury time, through Devine, with a scrambled goal, with almost the last kick of extra time.

And up stepped goalkeeper Barratt in the shoot-out, to make not one but two penalty saves for the Villa, and they went through 3-1 on penalties.


Fulham: Bettinelli, Marquez-Sanchez, Kamau, Jones, Toure, Pierre, Marsh-Brown, Smith, Trotta, Peniket, Harris. Subs: Fry, Pritchard, Maloney, Frei, Quinn.

Aston Villa: Barratt, Grocott, Deeney, Devine, Williams, Blythe, Lampkin, Carruthers, Poyser, Simmonds, Roberts. Subs: Halfhuid , Johnstone, Berry, Taylor, Nelson-Addy.

But Newcastle must now stand an excellent chance of going through to the final.

Newcastle have won the FA Youth Cup on two occasions in 1962 and again in 1985, and Aston Villa have gone one better, winning the trophy three times in 1972, 1980 and 2002.

Howay The Lads!!

6 comments so far

  • baro

    Mar 9, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Hopefully they will win it all. While Haris Vuckic can help them out.

  • NGFan

    Mar 10, 2010 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Hello guys, I come in peace, I am NicoGF and I want to say I’m happy Newcastle will be back to the PL.

    Inspired on this blog… I created my own personal website about Uruguay:

    Hope you visit me… cuase YES we qualified to the WC as I told you long ago before to mark my words we’d do… and YES, Nacho is going there. The Cup is Uruguayan this time!

    Congratz again Ed.

  • NGFan

    Mar 10, 2010 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #3


  • NGFan

    Mar 10, 2010 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #4

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  • Alan

    Mar 10, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #5

    “Hello guys, I come in peace, ”

    Are you an alien or summat?

  • cupiddstunt

    Mar 10, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Hola NGFan

    Nice of you to visit and I agree with you Ed does have a really good blog.

    Congratts Ed you have followers outside of the football angle as well, it’s nice to know you can inspire is it not. 🙂

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