Preview: Sheffield United vs. Aston Villa

Last updated : 05 April 2011 By @blades_mad1889

John Pemberton’s young Blades side but themselves one foot into the final to set up a possible final tie with either Chelsea or Manchester United three weeks ago when Joe Ironside struck before the break in what was the game’s only goal.

The game turned sour when Jordan Slew was handed his marching orders for an off the ball incident involving Irish defender Daniel Devine who himself was later sent off – neither player will be eligible to feature in this cup tie and will both serve a suspension.

United have never reached the final of the FA Youth Cup and last reached the semi-final stage in 1973. Ipswich Town were winners that year.

Meanwhile the other semi-final clash between last season’s winners Chelsea and Manchester United have yet to start; they play their first leg at Stamford Bridge on Sunday 10 April before meeting at Old Trafford ten days later.

Expected Eleven: Long, Montgomery, Anderson, Harriott, Maguire, Kennedy, Barry, Whitehouse, Ironside, Martin, Gregory.