Preview: Sheffield United vs. Aston Villa
Updated Tuesday, 5th April 2011
Sheffield United Academy goes into their FA Youth Cup Semi-Final Second leg tie with Aston Villa at Bramall Lane tomorrow night already a goal in front after a 1-0 victory at Villa Park.
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.