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Stoke City v Man City U18s: Need to Know

TRICKERY: Jadon Sancho looks for a way around the Stoke defenders in the first leg

TRICKERY: Jadon Sancho looks for a way around the Stoke defenders in the first leg

Manchester City will face Stoke City in the second leg of the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup and here we chronicle everything you need to know about the fixture.

Having beat four of the biggest names in the competition in the shape of Liverpool, ReadingSouthampton and Aston Villa, City have already done more than enough to earn the right to be at this stage.

Aggregate score

A Lukas Nmecha hat-trick and goals from Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz and Demeaco Duhaney gave City a commanding 6-0 lead in the first leg.

When and where?

City will travel to Stoke's bet365 Stadium at 7.45pm on Monday 3 April for the second leg.

Who's waiting in the final?

Chelsea will be ready for the winners of the tie and should City complete the job, it will be the third consecutive FA Youth Cup final between City and Chelsea.

The Stamford Bridge club have seen off Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham City and Cardiff so far.

First leg highlights...

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City’s eligible players

Alongside City’s regular stars in the U18 Premier League, a number of Premier League 2 regulars are also available for selection in this tournament. That means the likes of Brahim Diaz, Lukas Nmecha, Sadou Diallo and Demeaco Duhaney are likely to feature.

City’s proud form

City’s only loss across all competitions at U18 level since the second leg of last year’s FA Youth Cup final against Chelsea was in the final match of the Premier League regional stage at Liverpool.

City have won the U18 Premier League North and having registered a goal difference of 48, they have been in incredible form.

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