Manchester City and Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw in the FA Youth Cup final first leg.
In a repeat of last year’s fixture, Chelsea went ahead in second half when Mason Mount fired home after a clever cut-back from Trevoh Chalobah.
And though the visitors frustrated City for large spells, the Blues displayed great character to get back into the game courtesy of Aaron Nemane’s curling finish from the left flank.
With the Manuel Pellegrini and first-team in attendance, many City youngsters showed plenty of promise against a strong Chelsea side who have been the elite side in youth competitions.
They recently went all the way in the UEFA Youth League and overcame PSG in the final to win the trophy back-to-back. Yet City were no pushovers here on home soil and were much-improved from last year’s cup final first leg – where they were swept aside by a Chelsea side packed with power and physicality.
Here are four findings from the game.