Manchester City and Liverpool have been the two standout senior English teams this season. Well, the two newly created rivals faced off in the FA Youth Cup final held at the Manchester City’s academy stadium.

Man City were dominant with the ball in the first half but were unable to create numerous clear cut chances. However, the one stand out Manchester City chance came on the brink of half time as Adrian Bernabe found Nabil Touaizi, and the striker finished neatly at the near post.

Liverpool could have scored earlier on in the first half when the Man City goalkeeper Louie Moulden gave the ball away from a goal kick. Fortunately, Taylor Harwood-Bellis was able to clear the ball off the line.

The second half started well for City as Ben Knight instantly had a chance to send the home side 2-0 up, but he was unable to convert.

They were dealt a blow as Eric Garcia had to go off injured, but it did not inhibit Man City creating more chances, the most notable being a volley from Ben Knight.

Liverpool were able to find an equaliser through Bobby Duncan but Louie Moulden made a mistake that Loris Karius would be proud of.

City dominated extra-time and were extremely unlucky not to be given a clear penalty late on into extra time. Unfortunately, they lost the penalty shoot-out.

Here’s how I rated the players: