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Man United U18 0-1 Chelsea U18 highlights and reaction

Manchester United have suffered defeat in the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup against Chelsea.

The game was at a neutral venue after fears the competition would not be completed as a result of lockdown restrictions.

United - who have lifted the trophy a record ten times - facde Chelsea looking to book their place in the final against Manchester City.

The Reds added a host of exciting young players to their academy over the summer but only players registered for last season's competition are were eligible to play.

Chelsea started brightly and United were fortunate to not concede during the opening 30 minutes. The Reds grew into the game heading into the interval but an early goal from Chelsea killed their momentum. Byran Fiabema was found by Valentino Livramento who tapped into the United net.

Recap our coverage of the game below.

Full-time: United 0-1 Chelsea

United have suffered defeat in the semi-final.

Bryan's Fiabema's second half strike was enough to settle this game.

They face Chelsea in the final of Monday.

Five minutes added on

Time is running out.

United sub

Forson on, Shoretire off.

Fish keeps United in it

Mengi goes down under challenge from Vell who squares the ball but Fish blocks brilliantly to keep United in it.

Ten minutes remain

United need an equaliser but Chelsea look comfortable.

Rankine down injured for the Blues as they look to wind the clock down.

Chance for United

Devine's corner is met by Mengi but his header is right at the goalkeeper.

Mengi down injured

The United defender does well to stop the Chelsea attack and goes down injured.

He looks in real pain.

Thankfully, he's back to his feet and looks set to carry on.

Chelsea goal killed United momentum

The Chelsea scorer Fiabema appears to have injured himself while celebrating, which is going to temper his delight if he can't make the final that Chelsea may be playing in on Monday.

United will curse the timing of Chelsea's goal, particularly after they ended the half so strongly. With Dillon Hoogewerf absent, they are restricted to raw options to bring on in the attack.

Chelsea sub

Vale on, Peart-Harris on.

Video: Elanga first-half overhead kick

Mejbri stat

Hannibal Mejbri has now received 10 yellow cards in 25 games since he joined Manchester United.

Goal for Chelsea (Fiabema)

Chelsea take the lead.

Livramento has looked dangerous all evening and his low cross finds Fiabema unmarked to break the deadlock.

Good work from Shoretire

Excellent feet from Shoretire and the 16-year-old's clever pass to Helm produces a save from the Chelsea goalkeeper.

Second half is underway

Chelsea get the game restarted.

Half-time at St. George's Park

United have grown into the game.

Half-time is coming at the worst time for United

That deserved a goal from Elanga. What an innovative piece of skill to decieve the defender and 'keeper all in one motion. It deserved a goal.

United have settled as half-time nears and may now not want this half to end. They've got the wind in their sails after weathering the storm.

Elanga hits the bar

What a goal that would have been.

Elanga and Shoretire combine and the winger evades the Chelsea defenders with some smart touches before firing an acrobatic overhead kick off the crossbar.

Good spell of possession for United

United finally get Mejbri into the game as they enjoy a good spell of possession.

His pass is slightly overhit for Helm but Chelsea's momentum has slowed in the last ten minutes.

Mejbri booked

The Frenchman is visibly frustrated and is booked for kicking the ball away following a foul on Livramento.

30 minutes gone...

Well, it's been half-an-hour that must have felt like 90 minutes for United. It's been an onslaught but they are somehow level and Chelsea will be lamenting their profligacy. Mark Helm just drew a routine save from Chelsea 'keeper Lucas Bergstrom, who made it look trickier than it needed to be.

The United staff aren't as edgy now, although Nicky Butt has relocated to the roof to get a better view. The makeshift gantry is in the way here.

Chance for United

McCann forces a save from the Chelsea goalkeeper as United finally looked to have settled into the game.

Anjorin booked

Poor challenge on Mejbri from the Chelsea No.8 as he is booked.

First shot of the game for United

Helm finally finds some space and tests the Chelsea goalkeeper.

United have won a corner.

Mengi isn't happy with United's start

A 'f*****g, come on' from Mengi to his teammates after another Herculean block.

We have finally swivelled our heads left this half after a rare United foray into the Chelsea third but it is still one-way traffic.

United's front six are struggling for an fluidity and their passing when they have had openings has been so sloppy.

Mastny saves

Chelsea somehow haven't scored.

A poor clearance falls to Rankine and his powerful shot is saved by Mastny.

McCann blocks Chelsea

Livramento again threatens down the right with some excellent footwork.

McCann is on hand to block what would have been a certain goal.

United cause for concern

There's a palpable edginess about the academy staff here amid this Chelsea onslaught.

It will be a major turn up for the books if Chelsea don't take the lead here.

Mark Helm, United's No.9, cannot get into the game. Mejbri has just had a kick but Mengi is telling him to get up and get on with it. Mejbri might have been doing them a favour by biding United some time.

Mastny saves from Harris

Chelsea all over United at the minute.

Livramento finds Harris who spins and forces a great save from Mastny.

Chelsea hit the bar

Chelsea full-back Livramento hits the bar with a header at the back post.

He should have scored but United survive.

A bright start from the Blues

Chelsea have gone for the kill early doors here. There have been a couple of goalmouth scrambles, a penalty area appeal for handball and Will Fish almost played himself into trouble.

They have looked nerveless whereas United have been nervous.

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