For the second year running the Newcastle U18 side were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup at the quarter-final stage by reigning Champions Chelsea, and once again the game was taken into extra time by the Newcastle lads, but Chelsea scored three goals in the extra time to finally win the game 3-0 – but that scoreline was unjust to Newcastle United..
Newcastle team before extra time started
A great crowd tonight for the bairns as you can see
The main news tonight was that the crowd was simply fantastic and 11,664 tunred out at St James’s Park tonight to support the youngsters – the admission was free
Last year at the same stage Newcastle lost 3-2 after extra time, and Chelsea went on to win the final beating Fulham 7-6 on aggregate in the two-legged final.
Chelsea won a penalty after only 4 minutes of the game tonight, but Freddie Woodman, who made some great saves tonight – saved the penalty.
Newcastle withstood waves of Chelsea attacks in the first half and hung on well , as the score remained 0-0 at the break.
The Newcastle players were applauded off the field at the half by a sizable crowd, after Woodman had looked really good in the Newcastle goal.
The game finished 0-0 after 90 minutes, but after only just four minutes into the extra time Chelsea went ahead when Brown went around Freddie Woodman to put the Blues ahead.
And then five minutes into the second half of extra time and Chelsea went 2-0 up with a goal from Solanke as he burst through and put the ball past Woodman.
A minute before time Abraham scored number three for Chelsea – and it was never a 3-0 game.
If you want to read Lee Ryder’s minute by minute commentary on the game here it is.
Chelsea have won the FA Youth Cup three times in the last five years and were also losing finalists in 2013, and this is the 6th season in a row they have reached the semi-final stage.
So they have been very dominant and Newcastle have been a bit unlucky to draw them in successive quarter final ties.
Newcastle: Woodman, Cobain, Laidler, Drennan (Johnson 98), Newberry, Cameron, Ward (Hunter 58), Williams, Armstrong, Longstaff, Barlaser
Subs not Used: Broccoli, Harker, Holmes
Booked: Armstrong, Hunter
Chelsea: Collins, Aina, Tomori, Clarke-Salter (Suljic 62), Dasilva, Colkett (c), Abraham, Musonda (Palmer 67), Solanke, Scott (Sammut 96), Brown
Subs not Used: Thompson, Ali
Goals: Brown ’94, Solanke ‘110, Abraham ‘119
Booked: Clarke-Salter, Abraham, Solanke, Dasilva
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