Liverpool news: Bobby Duncan pays his respects to Manchester City after FA Youth Cup win

26 Apr

His super strike helped Liverpool on their way to FA Youth Cup success, but Bobby Duncan was not about to rub salt into Manchester City’s wounds.

The striker, who is Steven Gerrard’s cousin, moved from City to Liverpool in 2018 and scored to take Thursday’s final into extra-time, with the Reds going on to win 5-3 on penalties.

And afterwards the 17-year-old sent a respectful message to his former club on Twitter.

He wrote: “I just want to pay my respect to Man City Academy and all the staff and players who have been on my journey it was a great game with 2 top teams!”

Duncan scored 66 goals for City in the 2015/16 season and became the first player in any England age group, including the seniors, to score a hat-trick against Brazil in a 4-3 win in November 2016.

Unable to agree a new contract with City, he chose to stay away and spend a year without a club when they activated a year’s scholarship to cover the 2017/18 season.

The teenager then joined boyhood club Liverpool in 2018.

Duncan’s Cup final goal, brought his tally in all competitions this season to 32.

Chelsea had won the FA Youth Cup for the previous five years and this Liverpool win ended a 12-year wait to lift the trophy.

Captain Paul Glatzel, another prolific striker, held his nerve to convert the decisive spot-kick.

It was effectively an away game for Liverpool, with the final being played at the Etihad Campus in front of a watching Pep Guardiola, whose first team lead Liverpool in the Premier League by a point with three games to play.

FA Youth Cup final: Man City U18s vs Liverpool U18s TONIGHT – Kick off time, live stream and TV details, venue info

25 Apr

While the senior sides fight it out for Premier League glory, the youth sides from Manchester City and Liverpool are set to meet in the FA Youth Cup final tonight.

Chelsea have won the trophy for the last five years but we will have a new champion this season.

It is the final of the FA Youth Cup tonight

For the first time in the competition’s history, the final will be held over just one leg as the sides go head-to-head in Manchester.

A host of now-established names have cut their teeth in the Youth Cup and tonight will be another good chance to see some of the stars of the future.

FA Youth Cup final: Date and kick-off time

The clash will take place on Thursday, April 25 with kick-off at 7.45pm.

City U18s will host three-time winners Liverpool U18s at the Academy Stadium in Manchester.

City have lost three finals in the last four years. This is Liverpool’s first appearances in the final since their defeat to Arsenal in 2009.

City saw off West Brom with a 4-2 victory to reach the final while Liverpool beat Watford 2-1.

Man City U18s take on Liverpool U18s this evening
Man City U18s take on Liverpool U18s this evening

FA Youth Cup final: Live stream and TV details

You can catch all the action live on BT Sport 1 and 4K UHD from 7.30pm.

If you’re already a BT Sport customer, you can download the official app to stream on your mobile, tablet or PC.

However, EE customers can also catch all the action live for FREE by texting SPORT to 150 for a free three-month BT Sport subscription.