LIVERPOOL’S NEXT GENERATION held their nerve to secure the FA Youth Cup with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Manchester City this evening.
As Pep Guardiola watched on, City were minutes away from collecting the title after Nabil Touaizi turned in a cross from Adrian Bernabe on the stroke of half-time.
But an 86th minute error from goalkeeper Louie Moulden brought an equaliser from Bobby Duncan, cousin of Reds legend Steven Gerrard, who was previously on the books at City.
With Ireland’s Gavin Bazunu among the substitutes for Man City, the sides cancelled one another out in extra-time and headed for penalties.
Home advantage was not enough for Manchester City to end a run of FA Youth Cup final losses before tonight’s fourth installment and substitute Cole Palmer watched in agony as his penalty hit the crossbar. Liverpool did not miss a beat in response and captain Paul Glatzel sealed a 5-3 win on penalties.