U18s FA Youth Cup Preview for Stoke City v Man Utd 11 Januar
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FA Youth Cup preview: Stoke City v United
Manchester Uniteds Under-18s are set to take on Stoke City in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday evening.
Travis Binnions side - the current defending champions of the competition - beat Crystal Palace away in the previous round and are now embarking on a second consecutive away trip.
The action will kick off at 19:00 GMT at the bet365 Stadium, and it will be live on MUTV*.
As the young Reds prepare to take on the Potters in search of another positive result, heres everything you need to know...
*Live broadcasting of this fixture is available in the UK and Ireland only.
The Under-18s fourth-round match at Stoke City will be shown live on MUTV in the UK.
The Youth Cup is our Under-18s first game back after the winter break, with Binnions side beating Sunderland 1-0 five days before Christmas.Daniel Kavanagh was the sole goal scorer for that encounter, leaving United third in the Under-18 Premier League North heading into the New Year.
But now all eyes are on cup competition, as we look to book our place in the next round.
United got off to a flying start in the third round, with a convincing 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.Max Oyedele and Manni Norkett put United in cruise control before the Eagles pulled one back through captain Freddie Bell.Sam Mather secured the win with our third goal of the night, ensuring safe passage to the next stage of the tournament.
Wednesdays hosts enjoyed a comfortable win against Blackpool in the previous round, setting up a fourth-round clash with the Reds. Despite being held to 1-1 at half-time against the North West side, Stoke took things up a notch in the second half, putting five past their visitors and running out comfortable victors in the end.
Nathan Lowe scored a brace in that match, while Oliver Challinor and Jack Griffiths also got on the scoresheet for the Potters.
Our young Reds came out on top on a foggy afternoon at Selhurst Park...
United and Stoke are no strangers to each other, either, contesting regularly in the Under-18s Premier League.
Last season the Reds got the better of the Potters twice, but they have registered a more recent win over us during the current campaign. Back in September, Stoke defeated United 1-0 at Clayton Wood, with Matty Lusakueno on target for the game-winning goal.
Wednesday promises to be another scintillating clash, and make sure you dont miss it by tuning in on MUTV* and following updates and images on ManUtd.com and in the United App.
*Live broadcasting of this fixture is only available in the UK and Ireland.
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