Man City U18s 3-2 Chelsea U18s: Cole Palmer wins FA Youth Cup final

Manchester City win FA Youth Cup after edging five-goal thriller against Chelsea – as Cole Palmer dedicates winning goal to late former team-mate Jeremy Wisten in touching celebration

  • Cole Palmer scored the winner as Man City beat Chelsea in FA Youth Cup final 
  • Chelsea took the lead through Marcel Lewis but James Mcatee levelled for City
  • Morgan Rogers put City in front after the break but Lewis equalised shortly after
  • Palmer scored with seven minutes left and dedicated his goal to Jeremy Wisten 

Cole Palmer’s scored a late winner and dedicated his goal to the late Jeremy Wisten Manchester City beat Chelsea 3-2 in Monday night’s FA Youth Cup final. 

It was the west Londoners took the lead mid-way through the first-half when Valentino Livramento played through Marcel Lewis who beat goalkeeper Cieran Slicker before finishing cooly, but City responded through James McAtee’s close-range finish on 36 minutes. 

Morgan Rogers’ smart finish inside the box completed a turnaround for Manchester City in the second period, but Chelsea pegged back their opponents back soon after as Lewis’ effort took a wicked deflection past Slicker in the City goal. 

Cole Palmer did a Jeremy Wisten tribute as Man City beat Chelsea 3-2 in the FA Youth Cup final

Marcel Lewis (L) gave Chelsea the lead after 28 minutes but James McAtee levelled for City

But with seven minutes remaining, Palmer picked up on Liam Delap’s ricocheted effort to net the winning goal, as City put last year’s cup final defeat to Liverpool behind him. 

Upon scoring the winner, Palmer – who played in the Champions League for the Citizens at Marseille last week – lifted his shirt to reveal a ‘RIP Jeremy Wisten top’. 

Former academy graduate Wisten passed away last month just before City’s Youth Cup semi-final win over Blackburn Rovers. 

More to follow. 

Lewis equalised for Chelsea six minutes after Morgan Rogers put City in front after half-time

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