United youth deliver semi-final delight

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Manchester United striker Will Keane scored a memorable hat-trick as the FA Youth Cup's most successful club secured their place in this year's final, with a 4-0 second leg victory over Chelsea.

The Reds youngsters sent a clear message to the senior pros on Wednesday night, showing how a cup semi-final should be played out, after recovering from a 3-2 first leg deficit to progress with a 6-3 aggregate victory.

Old Trafford duly delivered a memorable atmosphere thanks to the 9,000-strong crowd, cheering on United's talented pool of up-and-coming stars, giving the aspiring academy scholars a night they will never forget.

Revelling in the occasion, the Red Devils turned on the style with two goals in three minutes just before half-time from England U18 pair Ravel Morrison and Keane.


Keane added two second-half goals, including a well-taken penalty in the closing stages to complete his treble, booking the nine-time Youth Cup winners a place in this year's final.

The defending champions were stunned, and for the second time in little over a week, Chelsea's dreams of landing a trophy were dashed at Old Trafford, at the hands of Manchester United.

A side littered with precocious young talent now eagerly anticipates the two legged final clash with Sheffield United, as they strive to add another trophy to what could prove to be a memorable season in Manchester.

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