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Chelsea v Spurs - Youth Cup semi-final (2) - 18.03.15
Courtesy of:- Ray Lo, and the Spurs List
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                  Premier FA Youth Cup 
               Semi-final 2nd Leg 2014-5
           Stamford Bridge, Fulham Broadway
            Wednesday 18th March 2015, 7pm

               CHELSEA    v     SPURS
              (All Blue)     (White/Blue)
                4-3-3           4-4-2

                 5(2)            2(1)

Chelsea win 5-4 on aggregate

         Bradley Collins  1 Harry Voss
                Ola Aina  2 Kyle Walker-Peters
           Fikayo Tomori  3 Anton Walkes
      Jake Clarke-Salter  4 Charlie Owens
             Jay Dasilva  5 Christian Maghoma
            Ruben Sammut  6 Cameron Carter-Vickers
            Isaiah Brown  7 Zenon Stylianides
       Charlie Colkett(C) 8 Luke Amos
           Tammy Abraham  9 Shayon Harrison
            Jeremie Boga 10 Joshua Onomah(C)
         Dominic Solanke 11 Ismail Azzaoui

          Charly Musonda 12 Christopher Paul
              (10)70Mins    (4)67Mins
          Jared Yhompson 13 Thomas Glover
              Kyle Scott 14 Cy Goddard
               (6)76Mins    (7)76Mins
            Kasey Palmer 15 Marcus Edwards
             (7)90+3Mins
            Joshua Grant 16 Kaziah Sterling
                            (11)76Mins

Scorer:-
         Solanke 40, 50     Harrison 31, 82 (pen)
         Brown 45
         Colkett 53, 70 (pen)

Booked:-
         Collins 83(UGC)    Harrison 83(UGC)
         Scott 90+4(KBA)

Coaches:-
         J. Edwards         K. McKenna

Attendance:- 3,366

Referee: G. Scott
Assistants:- R. Hyde & A. Dale
Fourth Official: J. Busby

Spurs travelled to Stamford Bridge with a 2-0 lead from the first leg which had been a tight affair. The two sides also met on Saturday when Chelsea out-gunned Spurs 6-4 to give them a lift for this match. Both sides had kept back players for this evening's tie to make it interesting.

Spurs lined up with Voss in goal behind Maghoma and Carter-Vickers with Walker-Peters at right back and Walkes on the left. Owens anchored the midfield diamond with Stylianides and Amos wide behind Onomah. Azzaoui partnered Harrison up front.

Spurs defended the South end in the first half and started the better of the two sides. Onomah had the first chance which Collins turned round the post for a corner. A minute later Harrison saw his near post effort also saved for a corner. The first chance for Chelsea came in the twentieth minute when Carter-Vickers blocked an effort by Abraham.

It was another ten minutes before Voss was called into action punching away a cross. A minute later Spurs took the lead. When a corner was not cleared Stylianides played the ball in for Harrison to to score at the near post on the turn. That woke up the home side and Colkett fired over before Brown whipped in a low cross that two blue shirts failed to meet.

Brown did better with his next cross which was met by Solanke with his head to score. Spurs went looking for a second goal with Dasilva clearing Stylianides' drive off the line and Harrison had a goal ruled out for offside. Chelsea took advantage of the let-off by scoring from a corner in the last minute of the half. Clarke-Salters' header was blocked but Brown put in the rebound. There was still time before the break for Solanke to win a corner.

There were no changes for the start of the second half which saw the "Blues" start quickly with Voss saving from Abraham for a corner. Clarke-Salter headed wide from the corner. When Carter-Vickers was caught upfield, Abraham had a chance but for a last gasp tackle by Walker-Peters.

The pressure told when Aina got round the back and Solanke headed home at the far post to level the aggregate score. They went ahead three minutes later when Voss left his near post exposed and Colkett fired his free kick in for 4-1.

Collins saved from Harrison at the expense of a corner which was not cleared well and Stylianides played in Owens at the far post but his volley struck the post. Chelsea sought to control the game waiting for openings. Aina drew a save from Voss who also saved from Colkett for a corner which was hit over by Aina.

Spurs made their first change taking off Owens for Paul who went to right back with Walker-Peters pushed up on the right flank as they changed to 4-3-3.

Chelsea won a penalty when Walkes caught Aina overlapping on the right. Colkett sent Voss the wrong way from the spot to open a two goal lead at 5-1. Dasilva set up a chance for Abraham before Sammut fired over from the striker's cross.

Spurs made a double change with Goddard replacing Stylianides and Azzaoui being replaced by Sterling. Brown fired over from Dasilva's cross before Spurs were awarded a penalty of their own for handball by Tomori. Harrison scored his second from the spot firing into the right corner of the net reducing the gap to one. Collins tried to delay the restart by tussling with Harrison for the ball which the ref decided was enough to book both players.

Spurs now pushed for another goal with Onomah's effort blocked and Chelsea seeking to run the clock down. Musonda fired over as the game went into added time and Chelsea made their last change. Scott was booked for kicking the ball away as the game entered the last minute and Spurs won a free kick. Goddard flighted the ball in for Carter-Vickers to head but Collins saved for a corner which was the signal for Voss to go up, into the opposition box. The ball was cleared with Amos collecting the long punt up field towards the Spurs goal.

Chelsea came back from three goals down to win this tie which shows how much fire power they possess. Spurs did well without dominating the game when in front and Carter-Vickers prevented the Chelsea goal machine that is Abraham from scoring in either leg of the tie. In five matches between the two this season Spurs have only won one scoring ten goals and conceding 17 in the process. It has been a good run but now they have to concentrate on the play-offs.

Ray

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